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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, and Sekiro are up for BAFTA game awards – here’s the full nominees list

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The 2020 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) games awards are less than a month away, and the nominations have now been revealed. That means it’s time to check out which games, studios, and other game industry creatives have scored a spot in one of the awards’ 18 categories.

First up, the headline category – ‘best game’. Some of the best PC games of the past year have made it into the mix, including Remedy’s Control, which is probably unsurprising given the action-adventure game’s enthusiastic reception from critics when it released August last year. Other nominees include Mobius Digital’s beautiful Outer Wilds, Sekiro: Shadows Die TwiceUntitled Goose Game (winner of ‘game of the year‘ at the recent DICE awards), and Nintendo Switch exclusive Luigi’s Mansion 3. Plus, RPG games get a look-in, with ZA/UM’s excellent Disco Elysium on the list.

Control and Sekiro also make it into the ‘technical achievement’ category, alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Metro Exodus, A Plague Tale: Innocence, and Death Stranding – whose Steam PC launch date is set for June, by the way.

There are also plenty of nominations for Dontnod’s Life is Strange 2 across the ‘best narrative’, ‘performer in a leading role’, ‘performer in a supporting role’, and ‘game beyond entertainment’ categories, while Destiny 2, Apex Legends, Fortnite, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, No Man’s Sky, and Path of Exile are all in the mix for the ‘evolving game’ award.

Check out the full list of award categories and nominees (via BAFTA) below:

ANIMATION

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Development Team – Infinity Ward/Activision

Control Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Death Stranding Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo

Sayonara Wild Hearts Development Team – Simogo/Annapurna Interactive

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Development Team – FromSoftware/Activision


ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

Concrete Development Team – Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Control Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Death Stranding Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Disco Elysium Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM

Knights and Bikes Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents

Sayonara Wild Hearts Development Team – Simogo/Annapurna Interactive


AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

Ape Out Matt Boch – Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy/ Devolver Digital

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Development Team – Infinity Ward/Activision

Control Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Death Stranding Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Nick Laviers – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

Untitled Goose Game Development Team – House House/Panic


BEST GAME

Control Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Disco Elysium Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo

Outer Wilds Development Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Development Team – FromSoftware/Activision

Untitled Goose Game Development Team – House House/Panic


BRITISH GAME

Dirt Rally 2.0 Development Team – Codemasters/Codemasters

Heaven’s Vault Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Laura Dilloway – inkle/inkle

Knights and Bikes Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents

Observation Development Team – No Code/Devolver Digital

Planet Zoo Development Team – Frontier Developments/Frontier Developments

Total War: Three Kingdoms Development Team – The Creative Assembly/SEGA


DEBUT GAME

Ape Out Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy – Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy/Devolver Digital

Death Stranding Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Disco Elysium Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM

Katana Zero Justin Stander – Askiisoft/Devolver Digital

Knights and Bikes Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents

Manifold Garden Development Team – William Chyr Studio/William Chyr Studio


EVOLVING GAME

Apex Legends Chad Grenier, Drew McCoy – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

Destiny 2 Development Team – Bungie/Bungie

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Development Team – Square Enix/Square Enix

Fortnite Development Team – Epic Games/Epic Games

Np Man’s Sky: Beyond Development Team – Hello Games/Hello Games

Path of Exile Development Team – Grinding Gear Games/Grinding Gear —Games


FAMILY

Concrete Genie Development Team – Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Knights and Bikes Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo

Untitled Goose Game Development Team – House House/Panic

Vacation Simulator Development Team – Owlchemy Labs/ Owlchemy Labs

Wattam Development Team – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive


GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Development Team – Firaxis/2K

Death Stranding Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Kind Words (Lo Fi Chill Beats to Write To) Ziba Scott, Luigi Guatieri, Clark Aboud – Popcannibal/Popcannibal

Life is Strange 2 (Episodes 2-5) Development Team – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix

Neo Cab Develoment Team – Chance Agency/Fellow Traveller Games

Ring Fit Adventure Development Team – Nintendo/Nintendo


GAME DESIGN

Baba is You Arvi Teikari – Hempuli Oy/Hempuli Oy

Control Development Team –Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Disco Elysium Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM

Outer Wilds Development Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive

Sekiro: Shadows Die TwiceDevelopment Team – FromSoftware/Activision

Wattam Development Team – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive


MULTIPLAYER

Apex Legends Brent McLeod, Carlos Pineda – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

Borderlands 3 Development Team – Gearbox Software/2K

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Development Team – Infinity Ward/Activision

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two Development Team – Other Tales Interactive/Other Tales Interactive

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Development Team – Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft


MUSIC

Control Petri Alanko, Martin Stig Andersen – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Death Stranding Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Disco Elysium Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM

Outer Wilds Development Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Development Team – Grezzo/Nintendo

Wattam Asuka Takahashi – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive


NARRATIVE

Control Writing Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Disco Elysium Writing Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM

Life is Strange 2 (Episodes 2-5) Writing Team – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix

Outer Wilds Writing Team – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive

The Outer Worlds Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky – Obsidian Entertainment/ Private Division

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Aaron Contreras, Matt Michnovetz, Stig Asmussen – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts


ORIGINAL PROPERTY

Baba is You Arvi Teikari – Hempuli Oy/Hempuli Oy

Control Development Team –Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Death Stranding Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Disco Elysium Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM

Outer Wilds Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive

Untitled Goose Game Development Team – House House/Panic


PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE

Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz in Gears 5

Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden in Control

Logan Marshall-Green as David in Telling Lies

Gonzalo Martin as Sean Diaz in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)

Barry Sloane as Captain Price in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Norman Reedus as Sam in Death Stranding


PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jolene Andersen as Karen Reynolds in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)

Troy Baker as Higgs in Death Stranding

Sarah Bartholomew as Cassidy (Lucy Rose Jones) in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)

Ayisha Issa as Fliss in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Léa Seydoux as Fragile in Death Stranding

Martti Suosalo as Ahti the Janitor in Control


TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

A Plague Tale: Innocence Development Team – Asobo Studio/ Focus Home Interactive

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Development Team – Infinity Ward/Activision

Control Development Team – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Death Stranding Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Metro Exodus Development Team – 4A Games/Deep Silver

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Development Team – FromSoftware/Activision


EE MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR (voted for by the public)

Assemble with care Ustwo/Ustwo

Call of Duty: Mobile – Timi Studios/Activision

Dead Man’s Phone – Electric Noir Studios

Pokemon Go – The Pokémon Company, Niantic/Nintendo

Tangle Tower – SFB Games/SFB Games

What the Golf? – Triband/Triband


The BAFTA games awards ceremony takes place on April 2. In the meantime, take a look at our list of the best upcoming PC games to see what’s in store in the coming year, and beyond.

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