While the Game Awards Theater is an entertaining show, it is the DICE Awards that are widely regarded as the industry’s most prestigious red carpet event. And just after sweeping Geoff Keighley’s storefront late last year, games released by Sony dominate the list of nominees for the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences event.
The Last of Us: Part II, now the most awarded game in history, is the favorite with 11 nominations, but Ghost of Tsushima is not far behind with ten, including a nod to the game in the line of the year, which is an impressive achievement considering Ghost of Tsushima: Legends was patched after launch and clearly not the main focus of the project.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is also nominated five times, while Dreams, Astro’s Playroom and MLB The Show 20 are also recognized. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades and The Last of Us Part II will fight against the Game of the Year. Winners will be determined by a panel of video game professionals, which you can view here.