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Star Wars: Battlefront wins big at Gamescom 2015

EA's new galactic shooter dominates awards categories and woos over judges in Cologne

By: Derek Strickland from Aug 8, 2015 @ 11:00 CDT

EA's latest interstellar AAA juggernaut Star Wars: Battlefront dominated Gamescom 2015's annual award ceremony with no less than five wins, including the prestigious "Best of Gamescom" category. The live-action reveal of Battlefront's new Fighter Squadron mode, which lets players relive classic space dogfights from the films, likely helped persuade the panel judges.

"Visually, it's extremely exhilarating. The skies are crawling with enemy ships, and you see sparks and explosions from ships about to be taken down," DICE's Associate Designer Peter Forsman said about the new mode. "On top of that, you've got this great music, sound design, and gameplay, making the whole thing feel like an authentic Star Wars dogfight."

Out of the total 18 nomination categories, Star Wars: Battlefront won five of them, which is more than any other game on the ballot. following Gamescom categories: Best of Gamescom 2015, Best PC Game, Best Online Multiplayer Game, Best PlayStation 4 Game and the Most Wanter Consumer Award. Runners up include Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Microsoft's Forza Motorsport 6 with two wins apiece.


EA also recently unveiled the 10 vs. 10 online team deathmatch Blast Mode to bolster the growing list of multiplayer gametypes, which includes a huge assortment of modes from interstaller space battles and land-based skirmishes to classic clashes like the Battle of Hoth and Endor. Star Wars: Battlefront is set to release on November 17 for PC, Xbox One and PS4, and EA affirms that the game has seen extremely strong pre-orders so far.

Best of Gamescom 2015

Star Wars Battlefront (Electronic Arts)

Best PC Game

Star Wars Battlefront (Electronic Arts)

Most Wanted Consumer Award

Star Wars Battlefront (Electronic Arts)

Best Online Multiplayer Game

Star Wars Battlefront (Electronic Arts)

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation

Star Wars Battlefront (Electronic Arts)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami Digital Entertainment)

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii U

Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)

Best Role Playing Game

Dark Souls 3 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Racing Game

Forza Motorsport 6 (Microsoft)

Best Action Game

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami Digital Entertainment)

Best Simulation Game

Forza Motorsport 6 (Microsoft)

Best Sports Game

PES 2016 (Konami Digital Entertainment)

Best Family Game

LEGO Dimensions (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Strategy Game

Unravel (Electronic Arts)

Best Mobile Game (incl. Handheld, iOS, Android, Windows)

Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (Nintendo)

Best Social / Casual / Online Game

Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral)

HTC Vive (HTC)

Best Indie Game

Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

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