The Game Awards 2019 Recap

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The Game Awards 2019 went live last night with games and trailers galore. We’ve rounded up all the winners and announcements in our The Game Awards 2019 recap.

While we didn’t get the latest Smash DLC confirmed, we did get the confirmation of the Xbox Series X and the fact that The Wolf Among Us 2 is sort of back. Hooray!

Whether you missed the event, want a brief recap on what went down because you don’t have 3 hours to spare, or just enjoy reading articles, we’ve got you covered on everything that happened during the event, including winners, announcements, and the Untitled Goose Game goose showing up to wreak havoc.


We’ve listed the winners of each category below. You can read the complete list of awards and nominees here.

  • Game of the Year
    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Action Game
    • Devil May Cry 5
  • Action/Adventure Game
    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Art Direction
    • Control
  • Audio Design
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Community Support
    • Destiny 2
  • Content Creator of the Year
    • Shroud (Michael Grzesiek)
  • eSports Coach
    • Danny ‘zonic’ Sørensen
      • Astralis, CS:GO
  • eSports Event
    • League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • eSports Game of the Year
    • League of Legends
  • eSports Host
    • Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere
  • eSports Player
    • Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf
      • Sentinels, Fortnite
  • eSports Team
    • G2 eSports
      • LoL
  • Family Game
    • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Fighting Game
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Fresh Indie Game
    • Disco Elysium
  • Game Direction
    • Death Stranding
  • Games For Impact
    • GRIS
  • Independent Game
    • Disco Elysium
  • Mobile Game
    • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Multiplayer Game
    • Apex Legends
  • Narrative
    • Disco Elysium
  • Ongoing Game
    • Fortnite
  • Performance
    • Mads Mikkelsen (in Death Stranding)
  • RPG
    • Disco Elysium
  • Score and Music
    • Death Stranding
  • Sports/Racing Game
    • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Strategy Game
    • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • VR/AR Game
    • Beat Saber


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is getting a Rise of the Phoenix DLC, adding Cable, Iceman, Gambit, and Phoenix to the game. The DLC is set to arrive on December 23rd and is only available to those who have the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Expansion Pass.

Salaam, a game that puts you in the shoes of a refugee trying to escape a war-torn country, is coming to Facebook Instant Games in September 2020.

Maneater, an open-world RPG where you play as a shark, received a brand new trailer and a release date of May 5th, 2020. I, for one, welcome our new shark overlords.

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake received a new trailer, featuring everyone’s favourite Cloud Strife. Final Fantasy 7 is set to release on March 3rd, 2020.

Microsoft announced the Xbox Series X, formerly known as Xbox Scarlett. The console’s shape is quite a departure from previous Xbox consoles, but you’ve got plenty of time to work out where it’ll fit in your home.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer came on stage to introduce the next generation console. The Xbox Series X will have 15 exclusive games for its lineup.

Godfall was announced for both the PlayStation 5 and the Epic Games Store. Described as a looter-slasher game with third-person real-time meelee combat, Godfall is due out in the 2020 holiday season. It’s also absolutely lovely looking.

The sequel to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was announced. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II flips the title around and also shows off what the Xbox Series X has to offer. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that the game was still “early in development” for now.

Bravely Default II was announced for the Nintendo Switch. The game is described as an “original RPG experience” from the team that brought you the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler. It’ll be out on Switch consoles in 2020.

Humankind, the civilisation-building simulator from Amplitude Studios, debuted a new trailer and gameplay feature. The game is set for a potential release sometime in 2020.

The latest update for Warframe, known as Empyrean, was simultaneously revealed and dropped. If you own Warframe on PC, go update your game! If you own Warframe on console, you’ll have to wait a little while for Empyrean. However, the previous update, known as Rising Tide, is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Theros: Beyond Death was announced for Magic The Gathering. The set will release digitally on January 16th and physically on January 17th.

PLAYERUNKNOWN announced their next project: prologue. It’s a bit of a mystery just what prologue is right now, but the website provides the following explanation which definitely makes things clearer:

prologue is an exploration of new technologies and gameplay. Our aim with this game is to give players unique and memorable experiences, each and every time they play.

We previously reported on how Fortnite is set to reveal an exclusive scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Game Awards confirmed that J.J. Abrams and Geoff Keighley are set to have a nice little interview together in-game, too.

Endnight Games announced Sons of the Forest, which received a world premiere trailer that features a character who has “Fight Demons” tattooed on their wrist. The trailer also features what appears to be pale humanoids who lack eyes and an actual mouth. Creepy!

Ruined King was announced, courtesy of developer Airship Syndicate and publisher Riot Forge. If Riot Forge seems familiar, that’s because it’s the recently established publishing group from Riot that’s set to develop games set in the League of Legends universe.

Riot Forge also announced Conv/rgence, another game set in the League of Legends universe. Conv/rgence is being developed by Double Stallion Games.

Players will explore the spectacular world of Zaun as Ekko, a young inventor with an ingenious device to manipulate time. Follow Ekko’s journey, a fan-favorite LoL Champion, as he discovers that the power to change time comes with many consequences.

Dark Alliance is coming back in the form of a Dungeons & Dragons themed sequel made by Tuque Games. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is set to release in Autumn 2020.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps received a new March 2020 release date along with a brand new gameplay trailer. Originally set to arrive in February 2020, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a sequel to the beautiful Ori and the Blind Forest.

Apex Legends announced their new Holo-Day Bash Event, which is set to bring new cosmetics and a brand new mode to the game. If you watch one video today, we recommend that it’s the Holoday-Bash Trailer. It’s a ride.

Weird West, a brand new game from Wolfeye, was revealed. The game is a dark fantasy re-imagining of the Wild West where cowboys and demons roam hand-in-hand. The game’s description says that your actions and choices will count and the world around you will react accordingly, so play wisely!

Ghost of Tsushima received a brand new trailer and a release date of Summer 2020. The game is an open-world adventure where you set aside samurai traditions and forge a path of your own.

It was announced that Magic the Gathering is receiving an MMO action-RPG adaptation! All we know for now is that it’s called Magic Legends and you can sign up for the beta here.

Naraka: Bladepoint was revealed. It’s a multiplayer melee combat game that’s set to release on Steam sometime in 2020.

Gears Tactics received a world premiere trailer and a release date of April 28th, 2020. It’ll launch on Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console. Imagine that Gears and Xcom had a child and you’ll immediately understand what Gears Tactics is.

Tactical 3v3 first-person shooter Nine to Five was revealed, with the game’s first alpha set to launch in 2020. Nine to Five claims to be a “dynamic new take on tactical shooters” with players being made to outsmart each other, rather than outgun each other. You can sign up for the alpha here.

New World, the MMO from Amazon’s gaming department, received a new trailer.

It was announced that musical VR game Beat Saber was to get a new music pack that includes six songs from Green Day, who also happened to perform live at The Game Awards. You can watch Green Day’s full performance below.

It was announced that Surgeon Simulator is getting a sequel, just in case your lust for medical malpractice hadn’t quite been satisfied the first time round. Surgeon Simulator 2 will arrive in 2020.

The Elder Scrolls: Online is finally set to travel to Skyrim, which means that it’s the first time something has come to Skyrim instead of Skyrim coming to yet another platform. We’ll get more information on it on January 16th, 2020.

While the trailer for The Game Awards focused on the Elsweyr expansion, watch until the end to see the Skyrim tease.

It was announced that The Wolf Among Us 2 had been brought back from the dead, but the situation surrounding the sequel is a little weird.

As we all know, Telltale Games sadly closed down last year, and most of the studio’s titles went with it aside from The Walking Dead: The Final Season, which was outsourced to Skybound Games.

It’s not too clear who’s actually working on The Wolf Among Us 2, although it appears that it might be a collaboration between AdHoc Studio, founded by former Telltale developers, and LCG Entertainment, who bought all of Telltale’s assets.

LCG Entertainment also said that the game will be available on consoles and on PC, although the PC version will initially be an Epic Games Store exclusive.

On the bright side, they’ve managed to get the original voice actors for Bigby Wolf (Adam Harrington) and Snow White (Erin Yvette) back!

Last, but perhaps not least, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez took to the stage to announce Fast & Furious Crossroads. The game is set to be an adaptation of the movie series and is described as a “team-based, vehicular-heist action game.”


CHVRCHES gave a magnificent Death Stranding-themed performance of their song, Death Stranding, complete with an orchestra. You can watch it below.

While The Muppets popped into The Game Awards to announce the winner of the Games For Impact category, Beaker found himself in the Untitled Goose Game universe. The goose then was set loose, causing chaos for all.

That’s all for our The Game Awards 2019 recap. Did you tune in? What was your favourite bit? What upcoming games or consoles (hint Xbox Series X hint) are you excited for?

We’ll be back next year to recap The Game Awards 2020. See you there, and happy gaming!

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