The winners of the 15th annual Bafta Video games Awards are being revealed at a glitzy ceremony in central London.
Motion journey recreation God of Warfare leads the best way with 10 nominations together with the sought-after Greatest Sport prize.
The sport is rooted in historic mythology and stars Kratos, the previous Greek god of warfare, and his son Atreus.
Nonetheless, it is going to scoop up a most of seven awards as a result of 4 of its nominations are for its forged within the Greatest Performer class.
Presenter Dara O’Briain advised the BBC the occasion celebrates the range of the video games trade and the award outcomes will be stunning.
“Just like the film trade out of the blue going indie and selecting all indie and never selecting the blockbusters, Bafta tends to try this,” he stated.
Regardless of being a 2017 launch, Fortnite is again on the Baftas once more this 12 months with two nominations, for greatest evolving recreation and cell recreation of the 12 months.
Its enduring recognition might not curry it any favour nevertheless.
“Fortnite was very a lot final 12 months’s story, on this room,” stated Mr O’Briain.
Different nominees for Greatest Sport embrace:
- Murderer’s Creed Odyssey
- Astro Bot Rescue Mission
- Pink Useless Redemption 2
- Return of the Obra Dinn
Gross sales of video video games, consoles, PC gaming add-ons and different associated merchandise topped £5.7bn within the UK final 12 months, in accordance with commerce physique Ukie.
That’s one other file excessive and a 10% enchancment on the earlier 12 months.
Nonetheless, the VR hardware market had a harder 12 months in accordance with the IHS Markit consultancy. Gross sales dropped by 20.9% to £72m.
The awards ceremony will end at about 21:00.
|Unique Property||Into the Breach|
|Music||God of Warfare|
|Sport Design||The Return of the Obra Dinn|
|Evolving Video games|
|Cell Sport (public vote)|
|Greatest British Sport|
|Sport Past Leisure|
The winners up to now:
- Unique Property: Into the Breach
- Music: God of Warfare
- Sport Design: The Return of the Obra Dinn
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