PlayStation Exclusive wins the 2022 Game of The Year Award
Although we are only halfway through the year, the first Game Of The Year award has already been announced. God Of War Ragnarok. Didn’t that sound familiar? The early bird gets the worm.
Jokes aside, God of War Ragnarok is still in contention for this year’s major awards, namely The Game Awards. However, it only has a very small window of time to prove its worth. It is unlikely there will be any surprises this season. It’s likely that, given its cultural power, we all expect a sweep from Elden Ring. Despite this, it did not win the GOTY trophy.
The UK’s largest industry event, Develop: Brighton, brought together the gaming community. The Developer: Star Awards, which gave the first GOTY award in 2022, was held at Develop: Brighton. A PlayStation Exclusive took the title. Drum roll, please… Our first GOTY was Guerrilla Games Horizon Forbidden West.
We’re only halfway through 2022, so you can’t blame me for getting a little confused. The Develop: Star Awards are given in midsummer and titles from the past 12 months are eligible. Horizon Forbidden West beat out Deathloop, Forza Horizon 5, Life is Strange: True Colors, OlliOlli World, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Sifu and Unpacking.
Horizon Forbidden West deserves a GOTY title, in my opinion. The hype was lost in the Elden Ring fanfare, but there is so much to love about Guerrilla’s new game. In our review, Dine said that Horizon Forbidden West “really took everything that worked in its acclaimed predecessor, and builds upon them in spectacular style.” Perhaps Elden Ring is still in the competition.