Dark Souls Crowned As The ‘Ultimate Game Of All Time’ At The Golden Joystick Awards 2021
FormSoftware’s Dark Souls won the coveted ‘Ultimate Game Of All Time’ award at this year’s Golden Joystick Awards.
The Golden Joystick Awards presented by Games Radar took place on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. The annual event recognizes and commemorates the talent and innovation in the gaming industry and the winners are decided via public voting.
This year, to celebrate fifty years of gaming, The Golden Joystick Awards had two special categories, namely, the Best Gaming Hardware of All Time, and, the Ultimate Game of All Time. The PC was declared the winner in the first of the two categories and Gabe Newell in his acceptance speech said, “Gamers and developers have benefited enormously from the relentless innovation in PC gaming hardware”. And seeing how the PC outpaces and predates any consoles out there, this acknowledgement was absolutely apt.
As for the second category, Dark Souls developed by FormSoftware and published by Bandai Namco, won the Ultimate Game of All Time. The action RPG was nominated alongside tiles such as GTA V, Doom, Halo: Combat Evolved and Minecraft, and was voted by fans, as the winner.
Dark Souls Win ‘The Ultimate Game Of All Time’ At The Golden Joystick Awards 2021
In a statement reported by Yahoo Japan (translated into English by Google Translate), Hidetaka Miyazaki, Dark Souls director says, “Thank you very much for receiving such a wonderful award. It’s still unbelievable that the users have selected us from among the nominated works, but I feel it is a great honor. Thanks to everyone who was involved in development, cooperation, and support at the time, including From Software and Bandai Namco Entertainment, and above all, thanks to the users who played and supported the game is. I’m really thankful to you”.
Expressing gratitude towards his colleagues, Miyazaki paid a tribute to them by stating, “At that time, the staff who joined From Software as a newcomer and started the career of game creator from Dark Souls are now growing and becoming the core of the latest work, Elden Ring”.
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