SXSW 2020 Gaming Award Winners Revealed

The winners of this year's SXSW gaming awards released

By Grayshadow, Posted 25 Mar 2020

SXSW 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the rewards were still provided to the gaming award winners. With the complete list of winners revealed.

SXSW 2020,NoobFeed,

VIDEO GAME OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a distinct gaming experience across all platforms and genres.

Winner: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Studio: FromSoftware / Activision

MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a unique gaming experience on any handheld device.

Winner: Sky: Children of the Light 
Studio: thatgamecompany

 

TABLETOP GAME OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and ingenuity of any tabletop game in any genre.

Winner: Paladins of the West Kingdom
Studio: Renegade Game Studios

XR GAME OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the VR game that exemplifies overall excellence in gameplay and design across any VR platform.

Winner: No Man's Sky BEYOND VR
Studio: Hello Games

TRENDING GAME OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the game that consistently entertained and kept us watching on social platforms with its humor, stories, and more.

Winner: Pokemon Sword and Shield
Studio: Game Freak / The Pokemon Company, Nintendo

MATTHEW CRUMP CULTURAL INNOVATION AWARD
Awarded to the game that best challenges the “norm” of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character, or gameplay.

Winner: Disco Elysium
Studio: ZA/UM

MOST PROMISING NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Awarded to a new property that risked creating something fresh and that excelled within its genre or category for the year.

Winner: The Outer Worlds
Studio: Obsidian Entertainment / Private Division

EXCELLENCE IN ANIMATION
Awarded to the game with the most outstanding animations.

Winner: KINGDOM HEARTS III
Studio: Square Enix

EXCELLENCE IN ART
Awarded to the game with the most expressive and creative artistic style.

Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Studio: Nintendo

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
Awarded to the game with the best overall design concept and best execution.

Winner: Control 
Studio: Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

EXCELLENCE IN GAMEPLAY
Awarded to the game with the best gameplay mechanics.

Winner: Devil May Cry 5
Studio: Capcom

EXCELLENCE IN MULTIPLAYER
Awarded to the game with the best player-to-player interaction experience.

Winner: FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers
Studio: Square Enix

EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL SCORE
Awarded to the game that best exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it progresses the narrative of the game.

Winner: Death Stranding
Studio: Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

EXCELLENCE IN NARRATIVE
Awarded to the game with the best storyline and dialogue.

Winner: Disco Elysium
Studio: ZA/UM

EXCELLENCE IN SFX
Awarded to the game with the most outstanding and impactful sound effects.

Winner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Studio: Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

EXCELLENCE IN TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Awarded to the game that pushed the capabilities of technology and programming.

Winner: Death Stranding
Studio: Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

EXCELLENCE IN VISUAL ACHIEVEMENT
Awarded to the game with the most well-designed and stunning visuals.

Winner: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Studio: FromSoftware / Activision

GAME INDUSTRY CHAMPION OF CHANGE
This award recognizes an individual who has brought about positive change and broken down barriers for others across the game industry.

Winner: Steven Spohn

GAME INDUSTRY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes an individual with the most groundbreaking and influential coverage of the game industry.

Winner: Cecilia D’Anastasio

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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): FromSoftware
Genres: Action
Themes: Fantasy, Japan
Release Date: 2019

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