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This year’s edition of the E3 video game conference ended this Tuesday, closing its doors with the E3 Awards 2021 handing out, with Forza Horizon 5 racing video game and Xbox Show and Bethesda event being the big winners.
The E3 Awards honor the major announcements made during the conference, and are chosen by the global video game press (IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer, GamesRadar+, Game Bonfire, IGN China).
As part of E3’s first digital edition, the E3 Awards were presented in a virtual format as well for the first time, the E3 organization said in a statement.
In the E3 Awards 2021 main category, the “most anticipated video game overall” category, the biggest winner was the racing title Forza Horizon 5, set in Mexico.
This video game is the work of Xbox Private Studios and was presented during the Xbox & Bethesda Show, a conference at which titles such as Starfield were also announced and recognized as the best presentation for this version of E3.
Similarly, the niche press also wanted to distinguish between the most anticipated video games announced at each of the E3-hosted presentations.
Regarding the main events, in Ubisoft the most notable game was Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, while in Square Enix it was Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and in Nintendo, the sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. From the Xbox and Bethesda presentation, the new Halo: Infinite also stood out.
Other featured video games featured at E3 2021 include The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Capcom), Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (Gearbox Software), Falling Frontier (among indie developers), Asteroids (Intellivision), and Songs of Conquest (shown in PC game software) Airborne Kingdom (Freedom Games), Immortality (Announced on Future Games Show), Loopmancer (Yooreka Studio).
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