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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwaker Wins More Awards at SXSW


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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker continues to rack up the awards, taking three awards at SXSW this weekend.

The first award was for Excellence in Narrative: awarded to the game with the best storyline and dialogue. The other nominees in that category were:
  • Deathloop — Arkane Lyon / Bethesda Softworks
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits — Ember Lab
  • Lost in Random — Zoink Games / Electronic Arts
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy — Eidos-Montréal / Square Enix

The second award was for Excellence in Original Score. It was Masayoshi Soken's celebratory tweet that alerted this reporter the awards were happening this weekend! Other nominees in this category were:
  • The Artful Escape — Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna Interactive
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits — Ember Lab
  • The Medium — Bloober Team
  • Wytchwood — Alientrap Games / Whitethorn Games

The final award was for Video Game of the Year. SXSW's description for this award states: awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a distinct gaming experience across all platforms and genres. Other nominees in this category were:
  • It Takes Two — Hazelight / Electronic Arts
  • Psychonauts 2 — Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart — Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Resident Evil Village — Capcom

Congratulations to the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker team for the well-deserved awards! For those readers who may be interested in starting their own journeys in Eorzea: the Final Fantasy XIV Free Trial is now active again and lets you play through all of A Realm Reborn and its first expansion, Heavensward.

Source: SXSW Official Site

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