Deathloop and Ratchet & Clank Lead The Game Awards 2021 Nominations

The Game Awards today announced its 2021 nominees with Deathloop, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, It Takes Two, and Psychonauts 2 leading nominations. After taking a fully virtual format last year, The Game Awards will return as a live, in-person ceremony at the Microsoft Theater on December 9th, including the return of The Game Awards Orchestra, conducted by Lorne Valfe. The Game Awards will once again be distributed as a free 4K UHD livestream to fans around the world across more than 40 global video, social and gaming platforms. More details on musical performances, presenters and the show’s biggest-ever world premiere slate will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year’s Game of the Year nominees are Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda), It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA), Metroid Dream (Mercury Steam/Nintendo), Psychonauts 2 (Double FIne/Xbox Game Studios), Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games/SIE), and Resident Evil Village (Capcom).

In the gender-neutral Best Performance category, a diverse group of actors will compete for the industry’s highest honor. The nominees include Giancarlo Esposito of Far Cry 6, Jason E. Kelley and Ozioma Akagha of Deathloop, Erika Mori of Life is Strange: True Colors, and Maggie Robertson of Resident Evil Village.

This year, the newly combined Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda is the most nominated publisher with 20 nominations across its combined portfolio of games, followed by Sony Interactive Entertainment with 11 nominations, and Square Enix and Electronic Arts with 10 nominations each.

Following the nomination announcement, fans will be able to help choose the winners in all categories via authenticated online voting on

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