Japan Future Game Awards: 8 out of 12 are Sony Exclusives; Bloodborne and The Order: 1886 Lead the Charge
Like at the end of every Tokyo Game Show, the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association has announced today via press release the twelve winners of the Japan Game Awards “Future Division.”
Eligible for the Future Division awards are all the unreleased titles exhibited at Tokyo Game Show. Votes are collected from visitors in the first three days of the evebnt, and then the Japan Game Awards Selection Committee operates a screening and picks the winners that show future promise..
Here’s the full list (not in order, all winners are considered ex aequo):
- THE LEGEND OF HEROES: SEN NO KISEKI II – Nihon Falcom Corporation – (PS3／PS Vita)
- The Order: 1886 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. – (PS4)
- KINGDOM HEARTS HDⅡ.5 ReMIX – (C)Desney Developed by SQUARE ENIX – (PS3)
- GOD EATER 2 RAGE BURST – BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. – (PS4／PS Vita)
- PsychoBreak – Bethesda Softworks(R) – (PS4／PS3／Xbox One／Xbox 360)
- Tales of Zestiria – BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. – (PS3)
- PHANTASY STAR NOVA – SEGA Corporation – (PS Vita)
- Bloodborne – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. – (PS4)
- METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN – Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. – (PS4／PS3／Xbox One／Xbox 360)
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – CAPCOM CO., LTD. – (3DS)
- RYU-GA-GOTOKU 0 Chikaino Basho – SEGA Corporation – (PS4／PS3)
- Oculus Rift – Oculus VR – (PC)
As a simple count shows, eight out of twelve of the winners are PlayStation exclusives, with Bloodborne and The Order: 1886 leading the charge as two prominent titles only on PS4.
It’s definitely a good performance for Sony’s consoles, which get ten awards out of twelve if you count multiplatform games, with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate as the lone 3DS game, and the Oculus Rift representing PC gaming. Xbox Platforms appear only among multiplats, with PsychoBreak (The Evil Within) and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
It’s worth mentioning that Nintendo does not traditionally participate to Tokyo Game Show, so all its first party titles aren’t eligible for the awards.