This week voting has opened for the EE Game of the Year award, with six nominees chosen for the BAFTA Games Awards 2021 prize. The video games in the operating for the coveted BAFTA gong had been chosen by a panel of consultants, however which sport takes residence the prize might be determined by the public. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Hades, Valorant, Call of Duty: Warzone, Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part 2 are the video games nominated for the all-new EE Game of the Year Award.
And you can now have your say on which of these video games finally ends up taking residence the largest prize of the evening.
To vote you simply want to move to ee.co.uk/BaftaGames and choose which sport you need to come residence the winner by 12pm on March 22.
The winner will then be introduced a number of days later at the BAFTA Games Awards 2021 occasion on Thursday March 25.
Speaking about the large BAFTA prize, Dr Jo Twist OBE, chair of the Games Committee at BAFTA, stated: “In a 12 months when video games have been a useful technique to keep socially related and entertained for thus many round the world, we’re delighted to be working with EE to provide the world neighborhood of video games followers the probability to decide on their favorite. The shortlisted video games are all wonderful contenders and I look ahead to seeing which title the public select to crown our first ever winner of the EE Game of the Year Award.”
While Eurogamer’s head of video Aoife Wilson, who’s a member of the EE Game of The Year 2021 jury panel, stated: “It’s an excellent honour to have been a jury member for the first ever BAFTA EE Game of the Year Award. It’s a very vital award as a result of in the final 12 months, video games have completed extra to deliver individuals collectively than ever earlier than. Games have the energy to attach, to heal, to show and to empower, and that is by no means been clearer or extra wanted than proper now. In a 12 months the place we have been separated bodily, it’s totally particular that gamers now have the energy to rejoice the video games which have meant a lot to us. It’s an unbelievable shortlist, and I can’t wait to see which of the wonderful video games featured might be voted the winner.”
And Kirk McKeand, editor-in-chief at TheGamer.com and one other member of EE Game of the Year jury panel, added: “Enjoying video video games is one of the solely issues we can do safely at the second. Video video games have been a sanctuary this final 12 months – they permit us to journey, be with mates, and expertise touching tales. We can empathise with characters, socialise with family members, and compete with rivals. Everyone is trying to video games for a distinct motive, and I feel the jury mirrored that selection in the shortlist. On prime of that, critics are sometimes a bit disconnected from the viewers. We play so much of video games, and we accomplish that inside strict time-constraints and a have to get to the subsequent piece of protection. That’s why it is vital for the followers to have a voice in an award like this.”