Returnal arrived this year as one of the PlayStation 5 exclusives , but even so its profile was so discreet that some wondered about Housemarque and the reason for the exclusive relationship between the studio and Sony. Just like many good games, Returnal became a hit in its own right as word began to spread that this action-packed, Roguelike-genre shooting proposal was very good. This is precisely what allowed him to win his first GOTY.
RETURNAL TRIUMPHS AND TAKES HIS FIRST GOTY
Today is a party night for Housemarque, PlayStation Studios studio, as Returnal won its first GOTY in the framework of the Develop: Star Awards 2021 , an award that recognizes the best in the industry during the year and whose voting system is limited to the same creatives in charge of making the video games that we enjoy. In this case, Returnal was nominated for 7 of 17 categories, including the most important of the night: Game of the Year.
The festivities began for Housemarque when Returnal took home the Best Visual Art award, competing with games like Before I Forget , Little Orpheus , Mundaun , South of the Circle, and The Last Campfire :
Then, the game from the Finnish studio saw the awards go by with great video games being recognized until the most important moment of the night arrived. In the Best Game of the Year category , Returnal competed with games such as Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout , Spider-Man: Miles Morales , Sackboy: A Big Adventure , The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, and The Last Campfire .
Thus, Returnal begins to reap successes and it is not for less, because it is one of the best games of 2021.
Returnal is available on PS5