Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker: FFXIV Nominated for Various Awards

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Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker has been nominated for several awards including ‘Game of the Year’.

The SXSW Gaming Awards have been going on since 2014 showcasing the ‘very best titles and creators of the year’ where they nominate five titles in each category.

SXSW decided to integrate the Gamer’s Voice Award into the SXSW Gaming Awards. Final Fantasy XIV has gone from being one of the worst games of all time with the initial release going to flames back in 2010 the game was so bad it got shut down.

However, it was worked on again by Naoki Yoshida, who completely revived the game into what is now thought of as one of the best MMO games of all time, if not the best thanks to the recent decline of World of Warcraft.


FFXIV Award Nominations

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Endwalker has been seeing a huge amount of success with huge scores from Metacritic rating it a 92/100 as well as IGN giving it a 9/10 making it one of the best games going into 2022.

Video Game of the Year

Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker has been nominated for what is probably SXSW’s most prestigious award along with It Takes Two, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Resident Evil Village.

Excellence in Original Score

Endwalker is also up for being one of the best games for music which Final Fantasy is very well known for having some of the best music of all time.

It has been nominated along with The Artful Escape – Beethoven & Dinosaur/ Annapurna Interactive, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, The Medium, and Wytchwood.

Excellence in Narrative

Another huge award for Square Enix to have their game Endwalker put up for. This means that their storytelling is thought after as one of the best.

Endwaker will be up against Deathloop, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Lost in Random, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

When will voting close?

Voting will close on Tuesday 8th February 2022 at 17:59 GMT.

When will the award ceremony be held?

You can watch SXSW’s Gaming Awards Ceremony for 2022 on Saturday 12th March online or on Twitch to see who will win.


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