Any publisher can make a game, a good publisher can make a good game, and a great publisher can make several great games. When the end of the year comes, sites and fans help determine what developers and publishers made the best games. The first of these is The Game Awards, which revealed yesterday nominees in a vast array of categories. And one of the top publishers to come out of these nominations was Ubisoft. For they had five games nominated across six categories.
First up is the surprise hit of the year in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. This game got nominated for “Best Strategy Game” and “Best Family Game”. Not sure about that last one, did they not see the swearing robot? A more recent release was Assassin’s Creed Origins, which got nominated for “Best Action/Adventure Game”.
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) November 15, 2017
Star Trek: Bridge Crew earned a nomination for “Best VR/AR Game”, South Park: The Fractured But Whole got a nod for “Best RPG”, and Rainbow Six Siege got nominated for “Best Ongoing Game” due to Ubisoft’s continued support of it and its fanbase.
You have to admit, that’s pretty impressive, not the least of which is because the games are so diverse in their genre. And even games like South Park and Mario + Rabbids, which are technically both RPGs, are very different from one another. Fans can’t seem to get enough of these titles. Add that to Assassin’s Creed Origins, which was a title that many wanted to be good, which came out swinging with praise from fans and critics alike, and you see just how much Ubisoft has been doing.
Now, will they actually win any awards? That’s tough, all these games do have stiff competition. But with six chances to nap an award? They definitely got a shot.