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Yu Suzuki and Resident Evil 2 win big at the 37th Golden Joysticks

The results of the 37th Golden Joysticks Awards have been revealed. The event wrapped up on Friday afternoon, with MCV/DEVELOP in attendance at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top (and, more importantly, at the after party). 

Yu Suzuki with MCV/DEVELOP editor Seth Barton

The proceedings were streamed live on Twitch and YouTube, with 3.5 million public votes cast to decide the winner in 19 categories. Among the most notable winners were Dontnod’s Life is Strange winning for Outstanding Contribution, Shenmue director Yu Suzuki being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award, and the Ultimate Game of the Year award going to Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake. 

Other notable winners include House House’s Untitled Goose Game winning the Breakthrough Award (with a gigantic goose accosting host Danny Wallace on stage) and CD Projekt Red’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 winning the Most Wanted Game award.

“What a fantastic night and what a year it has been,” said Daniel Dawkins, content director of games and film at GamesRadar. “The Golden Joystick Awards is now in its 37th year –  the longest running video gaming awards ever – and each year it just keeps getting bigger and better. We are so honoured to have developers from all over the world with us tonight to collect their awards. But, the biggest thank you of all goes to the amazing gaming public who took the time to vote and watch the awards tonight. We are humbled by your support.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Storytelling: Days Gone

Best Multiplayer Game in partnership with Servers and Gameye: Apex Legends

Still Playing Award: Minecraft

Best Visual Design: Devil May Cry 5

Best Indie Game: Outer Wilds

Esports Game of the Year in partnership with Corsair: Fortnite

Best Audio: Resident Evil 2

Best Game Expansion: GTA Online – Diamond Casino Update

Best VR / AR Game: Beat Saber

Best Gaming Hardware: Nvidia 20-series Super graphics cards

Best Performer: Logan Marshall-Green

Studio of the Year: Epic Games

Best New Streamer / Broadcaster: Ewok

Breakthrough Award: Untitled Goose Game, House House

Mobile Game of the Year: BTS World

Outstanding Contribution: Life is Strange

PC Game of the Year in partnership with Magic: The Gathering Arena: World of Warcraft Classic

PlayStation Game of the Year: Days Gone

Xbox Game of the Year: Gears 5

Nintendo Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Most Wanted Game: Cyberpunk 2077

Critics Choice Award: Control

Lifetime Achievement: Yu Suzuki

Ultimate Game of the Year: Resident Evil 2

The full ceremony can be seen here, complete with the pre-show hosted by Alix Wilton Regan, featuring an exclusive ‘Making of Arise: A Simple Story’ featurette, alongside a ‘Year in Review’ from SpecialGun Productions, featuring a number of guests from the industry. If you spot MCV/DEVELOP in the crowd, please let us know. I was looking fantastic in a suit, and demand video proof of that. 

About Chris Wallace

Chris is MCV/DEVELOP's staff writer, joining the team after graduating from Cardiff University with a Master's degree in Magazine Journalism. He can regrettably be found on Twitter at @wallacec42, where he mostly explores his obsession with the Life is Strange series, for which he refuses to apologise.

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