The year is finally coming to an end, 7th December marked the 4th annual game awards. Founded by Geoff Keighley, whereby new game announcements are made as well as awarding deserving developers on the beautiful games they create. This year’s awards were exciting, for we have had one of the best years that Video game publishers and developers have released. The purpose of this article is to highlight the new game trailers as well as some of the best games that were awarded this year.
Epic launches its own store
Epic Games the creators of Fortnite announced their new independent store, thanks to the success of their battle royale game Fortnite. The store is now available for PC users which makes it a direct competitor to steam. The reason they launched their store is to have a direct business to consumer relation and ultimately to gain more profit on their games that would in turn give developers and creators more revenue bandwidth to create AAA titles.
Ubisoft announced the Sequel to Far cry 5
It is exciting to note that Ubisoft have not shelved their Far Cry franchise. We were indulged with a trailer of the new Sequel, Far Cry: New Dawn. This follows after the events that happened in Far Cry 5 where the villain of the game Joseph Seed sets off a nuclear bomb. The New dawn will be a post-apocalyptic open world game that is set to release on February 15th 2019.
Ashen launched on both Xbox and PC
This game is a fantasy adventure game similar to the Dark Souls franchise. It is a combat-based game that has been in development since 2014.The game was to be an Xbox One exclusive game but it seems it’s also available on PC. The game is developed by A45 and published by Annapurna’s game development arm. You can purchase the game now from the Epic store for PC and the Xbox store or Game Pass for Xbox One owners.
Mortal Kombat 11 Announced
This was by far the most surprising announcement. NetherRealm studios are still going strong in releasing the Mortal Kombat title. The exhilarating trailer where Raiden and Scorpio have their spotlight moment by exchanging all manner of punches, has still kept me waiting for the release date, that is on April 23rd 2019 but there will be a reveal event on January 17th 2019.