The first winners of gamescom awards 2020 have been announced. The gamescom awards were presented in a total of four genre and three platform categories as part of gamescom: Opening Night Live, hosted by Geoff Keighley.
The Ubisoft title “Watch Dogs Legion” won in the category of Best Action Adventure Game, Electronic Arts is happy to be rewarded Best Action Game for its title “Star Wars: Squadrons” and “Curious Expedition 2” by Maschinen-Mensch received the award for Best Indie Game.
In the platform category, Best Microsoft Xbox Game went to “Tell Me Why,” “Little Nightmares 2” was the pick for Best Nintendo Switch Game and “Cyberpunk 2077” took home Best Sony PlayStation Game.
All winning titles in the genre and platform category groups are eligible for the top award, Best of gamescom, presented by the gamescom award jury. During gamescom, the international jury also selects a winner in the categories Best Announcement, Best Lineup, Best Presentation/Trailer and presents the special prize HEART OF GAMING Award.
All other genre and platform categories as well as the gamescom global awards and the consumer awards will be announced on Sunday, August 30, 2020, starting at 8:00 p.m. (CEST) during the gamescom: Best Of Show.
Overview of the already announced winners of gamescom awards 2020:
Best Action Adventure Game
- Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft
Best Action Game
- Star Wars: Squadrons, Electronic Arts
Best Indie Game
- Curious Expedition 2, Maschinen-Mensch
Best Microsoft Xbox Game
- Tell Me Why, Microsoft
Best Multiplayer Game
- Operation: Tango, Clever Plays
Best Nintendo Switch Game
- Little Nightmares 2, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Best Sony Playstation Game
- Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED
The prizes in the following genre and platform categories will be awarded on Sunday, August 30, 2020, starting at 8:00 p.m. (CEST) during the gamescom: Best Of Show:
- Best Family Game
- Best Ongoing Game
- Best PC Game
- Best Racing Game
- Best Remaster
- Best Role Playing Game
- Best Simulation
- Best Sports Game
- Best Strategy Game
- Most Original Game
- Most Wanted Hardware/Technology
Winners of the following consumer and gamescom global awards will also be revealed during the gamescom: Best Of Show.
- Best Announcement
- Best Lineup
- Best of gamescom
- Best Presentation/Trailer
- Best Show
- Best Streamer
- gamescom “Most Wanted”
- HEART OF GAMING Award
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