Xbox Game of Year Awarded to Ori & The Will of Wisps

The “2020 Golden Joystick Awards” have passed, with notable developers receiving prominent recognition for their accomplishments. Moon Studios received Xbox Game of the Year for the second time, which followed after releasing “Ori & The Will of Wisps” in 2020. When released earlier this year for Xbox and PlayStation, this title proved an immediate hit. Nobody anticipated such popularity for a side-scrolling platformer. Graphical capabilities associated with “Ori & The Will of Wisps” prompted interest from players worldwide, with additional appeal coming from an incredible soundtrack. What’s more astonishing about obtaining this award is that its Moon Studios second, with the development house winning in 2015 with “Ori & The Blind Forest”.

Shockingly, Moon Studios took victory over this award in 2020, with prominent titles like “Minecraft Dungeons” and “Wasteland Three” competing for ownership of Xbox Game of the Year. This competition is focused on Europe, meaning gamers from this region selected which is their favourite game. Most analysts expected that players would have chosen more prominent titles like “Yakuza Zero” and “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater”. Surprisingly, Ori & The Will of Wisps would take victory a second time. Below our readers will locate all nominees:

  • Tell Me Why.
  • Wasteland Three.
  • Bleeding Edge.
  • Deep Rock Galactic.
  • Yakuza Zero.
  • Minecraft Dungeons.
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2.
  • Ori & The Will of Wisps.

Reviewers at Castle Clash have played through Ori & The Will of Wisps, with time spent playing this title indicating it’s the best platformer reviewed on this site. Most knew it was an early contender for “Game of the Year” because of the hand-drawn graphics & compelling gameplay, which sustains players through hours of gameplay without any concern of boredom. There’s probable cause to believe Moon Studios will stand victorious of Xbox Game of the Year a third time when releasing another sequel for the Ori franchise.