Everything indicates that the fight for the award for the GOTY would be defined between two of the nominees, however, not everything is said and in the end, a surprise could occur.
The Game Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars, but awarded to the most outstanding projects in this industry, today the largest in the entertainment business.
This year’s nominees are a mix of very interesting developments and everything seems to indicate that the winner could be between two of them.
But as has happened on other occasions in similar awards, such as the aforementioned Academy Awards, the Emmys, or the Grammys, those who were thought favorites in a certain category end up being defeated at the last minute by that nominee to whom nobody gave anything.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons meets the merits to be that game that defeats the two great favorites. Why? Because Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a development with enormous importance for the industry and its creator Nintendo.
To begin with, only its sales figures are absolutely surprising, to the point that if we add those of the two great favorites of that night, those of this exceptional Nintendo Switch game, surpasses them by far.
26 million copies, more than 13 million of them, in the first 6 weeks of life, give an idea of the enormous commercial phenomenon that this game has been.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is today the second best-selling game on the Switch platform since its launch, an incredible performance for a title just 8 months old. Its current competitors could never blame such sales numbers.
On the other hand, the technical aspect is pending, which is not restricted only to issues of high resolutions and sensational graphics, aspects such as creative concept, gameplay, and mechanics also come into play that place New Horizons in a very interesting position
Not only is it an extremely addictive and well-conceived game, but it has also radically improved in many aspects of the gameplay. Time management is one of them and another, personalization.
An important feature of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is that around their world, gamers have developed a huge system of personal exchange based on cooperation, whose transactional value, if it could be measured in money, would be enormous.
There is no doubt that Animal Crossing: New Horizons made merits to be nominated for the GOTY, but it has also made them to take the award to the headquarters of Nintendo. The mistery is cleared up on December 10th. We will see.