CD Projekt Red’s neon-noir pubic fashion sim claimed five of the show’s top prizes, including the Most Wanted and the prestigious Best of Gamescom categories. The hype is real, you guys.
The Gamescom 2020 pandemic-sponsored online expo finished up on Monday with the list of winners, some of which were announced during the debut Opening Night Live presentation on Thursday. Besides Cyberpunk 2077, only one other game – Tarsier Studios’ Little Nightmares 2 – was a multi-winner, with two commemorative currywursts (or whatever, I dunno what the award actually is but I vote for the commemorative currywurst), and for extra bonus controversy, the Xbox Series X beat out the PS5 for Most Wanted Hardware/Technology because Sony’s console wasn’t even nominated. Ouchies.
According to the Gamescom website, the winners are determined by a panel of “German and international games journalists, well-known YouTubers and other experts”, with public submissions for the Best Show, Best Streamer, and Most Wanted Consumer categories.
Best of Gamescom – Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
Best PC game – Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
Best RPG – Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
Best Family Game – KeyWe (Stonewheat & Sons)
Best Ongoing Game – Borderlands 3 (2K)
Best Racing Game – Dirt 5 (Codemasters)
Best Remaster – Mafia: Definitive Edition (2K)
Best Simulation – Project Cars 3 (Bandai Namco)
Best Sports Game – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (Activision)
Best Strategy Game – Humankind (Amplitude Studios and Sega Europe)
Most Original Game – Voidtrain (Hypetrain Digital)
Most Wanted Hardware/Technology – Xbox Series X (Microsoft)
Best Announcement – Unknown 9: Awakening (Reflector Entertainment)
Best Lineup – Bandai Namco Entertainment
Best Presentation/Trailer – Little Nightmares 2 (Tarsier Studios)
Best Show – World of Tanks Blitz Gamescom Stream (Wargaming)
Best Streamer – Erik “Gronkh” Range
Most Wanted Consumer Award – Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
Heart of Gaming Award – Indie Arena Booth (Super Crowd Entertainment)
Best Action-Adventure Game – Watch Dogs: Legion
Best Action Game – Star Wars: Squadrons (Electronic Arts)
Best Indie Game – Curious Expedition 2 (Maschinen-Mensch)
Best Xbox Game – Tell Me Why (Microsoft)
Best Nintendo Switch Game – Little Nightmares 2 (Bandai Namco)
Best PlayStation Game – Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
Best Multiplayer Game – Operation: Tango (Clever Plays)
At publish time, Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to launch on 19 November, but has been subject to like a million delays so let’s not jinx it.