Returnal PS5 Leads BAFTA Nominations

Sony Interactive Entertainment Dominates Yet Another Awards Ceremony As Two Of Its Exclusive to PlayStation 5 headline of the prestigious BAFTA Game Awards 2022 nominations. Housemarque’s highly acclaimed Return was nominated in eight categories, followed by Insomniac Games’ Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart with seven nominations. Though published by Bethesda, Deathloop is yet another (timed) PS5 exclusive to headline the event with five nominations.

Recurring PS5 nomination categories

Returnal has been nominated for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Music, Story, Original Ownership and Technical Achievement. It shares five of its nomination categories with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which also received awards in the Animation and Family Games categories, in addition to Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Music and Technical Achievement.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Animation

  • Call 0f Duty: Vanguard (Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab Llc/ Ember Lab Llc)
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors (Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Artistic Achievement

  • The Artful Escape – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Psychonauts 2 – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Resident Evil Village – Capcom/Capcom
  • Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Audio Performance

  • The Artful Escape – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • Deathloop – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Halo Infinite – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • Marvel’s Guardian’s Of The Galaxy – Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix
  • Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

best game

  • Deathloop – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Inscryption – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

british game

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Games, Plug In Digital
  • Death’s Door – Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital
  • Combat in Tight Spaces – Ground Shatter / Mode7
  • Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Overboard! – Inkle/Inkle
  • Sable – Sanding/Raw Fury
  • Debut game
  • The Artful Escape – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • Eastbound – Pixpil/Chucklefish
  • The Forgotten City – Modern Storyteller/Best Villagers
  • Genesis Noir – Feral Cat Den/Fellow Traveler
  • Scale Model – Graceful Decay/Annapurna Interactive
  • Toum – Something We Made / Something We Made

Evolving Game

  • Among Us – Innersloth/Innersloth
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo Epd/Nintendo
  • Apex Legends – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • Disco Elysium – The Final Cut – Sat/Um/Za/Um
  • Fortnite – Epic Games/Epic Games, humans can fly
  • No Man’s Sky – Hello Games/Hello Games

Family

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Games, Plug In Digital
  • Chicory: a colorful story – Greg Lobanov, A Shell In The Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/Finji
  • Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Mario Party Superstars – Nintendo Epd/Nintendo
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Unpacking – Witch Beam/Humble Games

Game beyond entertainment

  • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Games/Plug In Digital
  • Before your eyes – Goodbyeworld Games/Skybound Games
  • Chicory: A Colorful Story – Greg Lobanov, A Shell In The Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/Finji
  • Game Builder Garage – Nintendo Epd/Nintendo
  • It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Psychonauts 2 -Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

game design

  • Deathloop – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Inscryption – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood – Turtle Rock Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive entertainment
  • Call Of Duty: Vanguard – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • Halo Infinite – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • Hell Let Go – Black Matter/Team17
  • It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

Music

  • Deathloop – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • Far Cry 6 – Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft
  • Halo Infinite – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • Psychonauts 2 – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games/ Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Story

  • It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors – Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix
  • Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy – Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix
  • Psychonauts 2 – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Unpacking – Witch Beam/Humble Games
  • Original property
  • Deathloop – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

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