Forza Horizon 5 awarded top honor at E3 2021

Forza Horizon 5 receives crown

At the official E3 2021 Awards, it was Forza Horizon 5 awarded the Most Anticipated Game from a long weekend of gaming press conferences. The E3 2021 Awards served as the closing event, a virtual ceremony, in which the chosen judges from various media partners weighed the games that were showcased by the companies on the official E3 livestream.

As previously reported, the judging panel consisted of editors from IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer as well as journalists from GamesRadar+, IGN China and Game Bonfire.

The E3 2021 Awards panel also gave the award for Best Presentation to Microsoft for the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, as well as separate “Most Anticipated” awards to individual titles from select presentations such as Ubisoft Forward and Square Enix Presents. Such awards were not given to Warner Bros or Bandai Namco who chose to dedicated their presentations to a single title.

And while Microsoft and Xbox might be proud that it was Forza Horizon 5 awarded the “Overall Most Anticipated” title, arguable the ceremony’s crowning honor, it was Halo Infinite that received special distinction from their showcase.

Here’s the full list of winners from the E3 2021 Awards:

  • Overall Most Anticipated: Forza Horizon 5, Xbox Game Studios
  • Best Presentation: Microsoft: Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
  • Capcom: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
  • Gearbox Software: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • Indie Games: Falling Frontier
  • Intellivision: Asteroids
  • Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
  • PC Gaming Show: Songs of Conquest
  • Freedom Games: Airborne Kingdom
  • Future Games Show: Immortality
  • Square Enix: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ubisoft: Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • Xbox/Bethesda: Halo: Infinite
  • Yooreka Studio: Loopmancer

The E3 2021 Awards Show was presented  by Greg Miller of Kinda Funny, host and presenter Jacki Jing and esports commentator Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez. Although E3 2021 is officially over, the long season that constitutes the mid-year video game marketing blitzkrieg continues. The Summer of Gaming keeps going and Thursday is the Xbox Games Showcase: Extended from Microsoft.