Fortnite has been named Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards, and honestly, why?
Although Fortnite is a great game and a global sensation, it has come as a surprise to the gaming community that it beat out the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 and a slew of other fire games that have been released this year. Spider-man? God of War? Anybody?
The Golden Joysticks – handed out by GamesRadar – are copping flack for counting Fortnite as a 2018 game, when the early release was actually July 25, 2017.
While it’s normal for games to do an early release, iron out all the kinks, then do an official release of the “final product” much later, it’s a bit of a loophole when it comes to awards. It’s like releasing a film then finessing it and only ~officially~ releasing it once it’s good enough to win an Oscar.
So people are generally feeling against both the choice of Fortnite, and the technicality that allowed it to qualify for the 2018 gaming awards.
At least Red Dead Redemtion 2 won the Golden Joysticks Critics Choice Award, so that’s something.