Mobius Digital’s Outer Wilds won the “Best Game” award during the British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards held recently.
The 2020 BAFTA awards took place via live stream due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Despite the most number of nominations given to Control and Death Stranding, Outer Wilds beat the competition and took home the top award.
Aside from the “Best Game” award, Outer Wilds also won “Best Game Design” and was cited as the best original property.
ZA/UM’s Disco Elysium won the “Best Debut Game,” “Best Music,” and the “Best Narrative” awards.
Outer Wilds heading to Steam this June
The award-winning game will be available on Steam soon. The game was first released on PC last year, but it was an Epic Games exclusive back then. It made its way to the PlayStation after, but the exclusive status remained the same. This time, Steam users will be able to enjoy the game.
Mobius Digital has confirmed that backers from crowdfunding platform Fig will receive a Steam key, aside from the Epic Games product key.
Whenever a game is transferred to a different curator or platform, there are usually new features added to entice those who are not yet familiar with the game.
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, for example, added some game modes during its arrival on the Nintendo Switch. But that is not the case with Outer Wilds. The developer of the exploration-adventure game has not confirmed whether a new feature will be added upon its availability on Steam.
Outer Wilds is still on its pre-order status. The game is currently US$24.99 [AU$41.65] on Epic Games, and it will most likely be the same on Steam unless there’s a sale to entice new players.
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BAFTA game awards winners
Aside from Outer Wilds and Disco Elysium, the rest of the awards were divided among the nominees.
As mentioned earlier, Control was one of the top nominated games. But it only managed to take home the “Performer in a Supporting Role” award, thanks to the performance of Martti Suosalo who played one of the game’s main characters.
Death Stranding, on the other hand, took home the well-deserved “Technical Achievement” award.
The rest of the winners are:
- Animation: Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Artistic Achievement: Sayonara Wild Hearts
- Audio Achievement: Ape Out
- British Game: Observation
- Evolving Game: Path of Exile
- Family Game: Untitled Goose Game
- Game Beyond Entertainment: Kind Words, the creator of Lo-Fi beats to write to
- Multiplayer: Apex Legends
- Performer in a Leading Role: Gonzalo Martin (Life is Strange)
- Mobile Game of the Year (Audience Vote): Call of Duty Mobile
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