Starfield Gets Another Nomination From the New York Game Awards


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Starfield is seeing an interesting opening to the year, beginning with the unexpected win at the 2023 Steam Awards. Bethesda’s latest open-world RPG surprised the gaming world by winning the Most Innovative Gameplay award - not a bad achievement to herald 2024 with, we reckon.

Gaming journalists have viewed the nomination and the subsequent win as a surprise, although some suggest that this could be because the Steam Awards is purely a gamer-driven award body.

What’s even more surprising, some authors say, is that players did not nominate Starfield for the Game of the Year award, which, unsurprisingly, went to Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Credit: The New York Game Awards

In any case, Starfield continues to gain nominations, this time for the categories of Best World, Best Writing in a Game, and Best Game of the Year at the New York Game Awards.

It faces the same contenders for the Best GOTY nomination as it did for The Game Awards last year: Alan Wake 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and Baldur’s Gate 3, among others.

Starfield continues to suffer from one negative review to the other on Steam, where its score has already been downgraded from Mixed to Mostly Negative. The negative reviews worsened, especially this week, after Starfield’s win at the 2023 Steam Awards.

Several players who are undecidedly unhappy about the win took to Starfield’s Steam page to air their grievances.

In the meantime, the game’s legions of fans eagerly await the release of the first of many updates that Bethesda promised before the holidays began. The first one is expected to be released in February, and the next will follow six weeks after going forward.

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