The Game Awards 2015 - Winners, News, And Reveals

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The Game Awards 2015 - Winners, News, And Reveals

Tonight’s Game Awards presentation showed an evolution for the event’s second year. This year’s ceremony included a memorial segment for recently passed Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, game reveals, new trailers, and of course, an opportunity to honor game developers.

One of the biggest moments of the show came immediately following Metal Gear Solid V’s win for best action/adventure game. The award was accepted by Big Boss actor Kiefer Sutherland, due to series creator Hideo Kojima’s legal entanglements with Konami.

We’ve gathered up the night’s stories and all the award winners (in bold). Not all awards have been confirmed yet. We are still waiting on the RPG and Shooter categories. We'll update as they are announced. 

New Star Citizen Footage Shows Off Mix Of FPS, Space Sim, And EVA Gameplay

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New Star Citizen Footage Shows Off Mix Of FPS, Space Sim, And EVA Gameplay

Star Citizen made an appearance at The Game Awards Thursday night. A new trailer revealed footage of the game’s mix of first-person action, spaceship combat, and extravehicular activity (EVA) gameplay.

Check out the trailer below for a look at the action. You can also check out the trailer to Star Citizen’s single-player component here, starring Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, and Gillian Anderson. Star Citizen also recently came under fire for alleged allegations against its work environment and founder.

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Cartographer's Gift DLC Coming To Halo 5: Guardians This Month

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Free content is on the way for Halo 5: Guardians. The Cartographer's Gift pack arrives later this month.

Included are new maps for Warzone and Arena, additional armor and weapons, plus new Legendaries. Forge is also coming with Cartographer's Gift, enabling players to create and share their own maps. A trailer of  the content is posted below.

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Telltale Shows Off Walking Dead Spinoff Series Featuring Michonne

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Telltale Shows Off Walking Dead Spinoff Series Featuring Michonne

Telltale showed off its new Walking Dead miniseries "Michonne" at The Game Awards 2015. From the teaser shown, we can expect zombies (who knew!?), and some seriously grim situations.

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Michonne, who will be familiar to fans of the comic and the television show. Her three-episode series is slated to begin in February 2016.

Hideo Kojima Legally Prohibited From Attending The Game Awards

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Hideo Kojima Legally Prohibited From Attending The Game Awards

The biggest surprise of The Game Awards 2015 wasn't an award or reveal. It was Geoff Keighley standing up for Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won the award for best action/adventure game tonight. Accepting on behalf of Hideo Kojima was Big Boss voice actor Keifer Sutherland. The reason? Kojima was not able to attend.

Following the presentation of the award, host and producer Geoff Keighley bluntly revealed that Kojima was legally prohibited by Metal Gear's publisher from making the trip . 

[Update] Rocket League Confirmed For Xbox One With Halo, Gears Cars

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Following yesterday’s report that Rocket League appeared on Taiwan’s video game rating board website, the news is confirmed. Psyonix announced the impending release of the wildly popular “car soccer” game for Xbox One at The Game Awards.

Xbox One players will be able to zoom onto the pitch in February, with the maps, features, and tweaks found in the PC and PS4 versions. Along with those, players will get the “Hogsticker” (an homage to Halo’s Warthog) and the Armadillo from Gears of War.

The Xbox One version will launch at $19.99 (the same price as PS4 and PC), but will include three previously released DLC packs: Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, and Chaos Run. You’ll be able to purchase the Back to the Future pack on day one.

[Update] Shadow Complex Remastered Confirmed, PC Version Free Right Now

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[Update] Shadow Complex Remastered Confirmed, PC Version Free Right Now

The ratings listing for Shadow Complex Remastered that appeared online this week was indeed accurate, but it didn’t tell the whole story. At The Game Awards tonight, Chair announced the updated version for PC and current-gen consoles.

To celebrate, the PC version is free now through the end of 2015 on the official Shadow Complex website. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions are coming in 2016.

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Harmonix And Oculus Announce Rock Band VR

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Virtual reality is only beginning to spread its wings, as developers explore ways to bring traditional genres to the new medium. The latest transitional game comes from Harmonix and Oculus. Rock Band is coming to VR.

The game was announced at this year's Game Awards ceremony tonight in Los Angeles. The game was introduced with the help of DragonForce.

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Become a Beast Master In New Far Cry: Primal Footage

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Become a Beast Master In New Far Cry: Primal Footage

Far Cry: Primal made an appearance at The Game Awards Thursday night. New footage showed off just how players will combat enemies in a world without firearms, and it’s pretty beastly.

Players can make use of multiple animals of different species to distract and kill enemies, including bears, sabretooth tigers, and wolves. Eagles are also a likely option, judging from the protagonist’s use of a bird call.

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