At the 2013 E3, Titanfall became the first-ever game to receive a half-dozen Game Critic Awards, winning in every nominated category. The game is slated for the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, and was the brainchild of Jason West and Vince Zampella, both of whom previously worked with Infinity Wards, perhaps best known for the Call of Duty franchise.
Titanfall – an online science-fiction multiplayer game – is Respawn Entertainment’s first title, making this a particularly notable achievement. The categories in which it was nominated (and thusly won) is comprised of Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best Action Game, Best PC Game, and Best Online Multiplayer. The title is slated to hit shelves next year.
Other games that won GCAs include Need For Speed: Rivals as the best racing game, The Elder Scrolls Online as the best RPG, Tearaway as the best handheld/mobile game offering, Watch Dogs for the best action adventure game, NHL 14 for best sports game, Fantasia: Music Evolved for best social/casual game, Transistor for best downloadable game, and Total War: Rome 2 as the best strategy offering.
Breaking down the various awards, EA came out the biggest winner, taking 8 of the 15 awards for itself. The PC beat out console platforms with 11 awards, while the Microsoft’s Xbox consoles (360 and One) scored 10. Sony came in second with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 nabbing three and four awards, respectively, while the Wii U won one, as did the PS Vita.
And finally, the Best Hardware/Peripheral award went to Oculus Rift. The Game Critics Award is composed of 30 North American media companies that commonly cover the gaming industry, with the E3 Awards being an annual event. This event was held at the E3 Expo in LA last month on June 11 through 13.
SOURCE: Digital Trends