The Daily Moot: Ghost of Tsushima Wins Player's Voice AwardNews Picks
1. Ghost of Tsushima Wins Player’s Voice Award
Ghost of Tsushima has officially won the Player’s Voice award at The Game Awards 2020. Starting with an initial field of 30 nominees, the competition was whittled down to just 5 games: The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, Doom Eternal, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The Player’s Voice award is the only category at The Game Awards decided exclusively by fans, and it ultimately came down to a neck-and-neck race between The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima, with the latter narrowly claiming victory. Interestingly, it seems as though the victor was revealed early as the show’s organizer Geoff Keighley had originally stated that the winner would be announced during the live show. The Game Awards 2020 is set to air on most streaming platforms including Twitch and YouTube live on December 10.
2. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Season 1 Season 1 of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has officially begun. Although the massive Shadowlands expansion arrived 2 weeks ago, much of the content had been locked until today. Season 1 brings in a host of end-game enticements including the Castle Nathria raid, Mythic+ dungeons, and plenty of new items and rewards. Shadowlands has been a monumental success for World of Warcraft thus far, selling nearly 4 million copies on its first day making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time. You can check out the official “season 1 survival guide” for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands below.
3. Destiny 2 Crossplay Bungie has announced that Destiny 2 will soon be getting crossplay. The journey to full cross-platform support has been a progressive one for Destiny 2, starting with the ability to use the same save file across different platforms which arrived in 2019. Today’s update expands on these features, enabling cross-generation support. This means that PS4 players can now play with PS5 players and Xbox One players can play with Xbox Series X/S players, but PlayStation players still cannot play with Xbox players. Bungie says full crossplay support will be arriving sometime in 2021 but they declined to mention a concrete release date.
4. Scott Pilgrim vs The World Scott Pilgrim vs The World will soon be making its return. The game, which is based on the movie of the same name, first launched back in 2010 but was unexpectedly pulled from storefronts in 2014. Not only will the game soon be available once again, it’s re-launching as the “complete edition” which will be fully remastered and include all of the game’s previous DLCs. Despite rumors of a holiday release date, Ubisoft announced that Scott Pilgrim vs The World will arrive on January 14. You can check out the trailer for the game below.
5. Prince of Persia Remake Delayed The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake has been delayed. Ubisoft explained that the game’s development encountered complications due to the ongoing pandemic and said, “2020 has been a year like no other… we need more time to complete the game.” Fortunately it seems the delay will not be a long one. Originally expected to launch on January 20, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake is now set to arrive on March 18. You can check out the trailer for the game below.