The Game Awards 2023 is just around the corner, and it seems it will be one of the most controversial editions in recent years. While a section of the community criticized the nominations on social media, one fan went further and called for a boycott of the awards.
After the team led by Geoff Keighley revealed the names of all the nominees, complaints quickly surfaced on the internet. Gamers criticized some candidates, and there were even development studios expressing disappointment with the chosen games.
In the midst of the controversy, a fan grabbed attention by making a boycott call. However, the internet's response was far from what he probably expected.
Xbox Fan is Upset Because Starfield is Not Nominated for GOTY at The Game Awards 2023
Undoubtedly, one of the notable absences in the Game of the Year category was Starfield, the popular RPG developed by Bethesda. A section of the community has already expressed its discontent, but an Xbox fan took it a step further.
Using hashtags like #JusticeforStarfield, a user urged fans not to watch The Game Awards 2023 as a form of protest. In their post, they attached a video where they boldly claimed that Starfield is better than Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Nintendo's platformer.
In a follow-up post, this fan praised Bethesda's work and stated that the RPG lived up to their expectations.
"It's likely that Starfield will never get the recognition it deserves, and that's a shame. But that doesn't change the fact that this highly anticipated Xbox game exceeded expectations and may have even helped some people in tough times. So, thank you, Bethesda. You're the best, Xbox," commented the player.
Of course, the intention of this fan to boycott The Game Awards 2023 did not resonate with the rest of the community. In the comment section, users mocked this player and argued that Super Mario Bros. Wonder is more enjoyable than Starfield, deserving its nomination for GOTY. It's clear that everyone will have their own opinion on the matter.
Certainly, there is much conversation surrounding this year's edition of the popular awards ceremony. Even an Xbox studio called out Geoff Keighley.
But tell us, do you think Bethesda's RPG deserved a nomination? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments.