Genshin Impact has won the Golden Joystick Awards 2022!
Congratulations to Genshin Impact! The game has won the Still Playing Award in the Golden Joystick Awards 2022! This has been such an incredible news to the gamers by the end of 2022!
The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People’s Gaming Awards, is a video game award ceremony. It has honored the best video games of the year by millions of gamers’ votes for 40 years!
The hard work and dedication of Genshin Impact to provide the best gaming experience has been recognized since its launch in 2020. The team has put so much effort in regular updates of new story content, characters, events and more… Moreover, the recently introduced Sumeru region and its new characters such as Nahida and Nilou, and the announcement of the ‘Genius Invokation’ Trading Card Game (TCG) in Version 3.3 have also brought another boom to the game. Not only the in-game content, the game has also crazed the world gamers by waves of offline events and big projects such as collaboration with different types of industry, pop up events around the world and also the Hoyoverse x ufotable Genshin Impact Anime project. Undoubtedly, miHoYo is well-deserved the Still Playing Award!
Golden Joystick Awards 2022: Rewatch the live show and see the winners
Hosted by Laura Bailey and Troy Baker, the stars of The Last of us Part II, the 40th annual GJAs revealed the winners of 21 awards including Best PlayStation Game, Most Wanted Game, Best Gaming Hardware and many more.
Golden Joystick Awards 2022 Voting and Categories
The world’s longest running public-voted gaming awards show has asked for your help in picking the greatest games of 2022 in over 17 categories – including Best Studio, Best Storytelling and the hotly-contested Most Wanted award.
Voting in these core categories has now closed, including Best Gaming Hardware, Best PlayStation Game and Most Wanted game, with polling coming to an end on Nov 11 at 11pm GMT.
You can view the full Golden Joystick Awards 2022 shortlist right here.
Elden Ring leads the nominations, closely followed by Horizon Forbidden West, and there are over 70 games in contention for this year’s coveted trophies, including indies such as Immortality, Tunic, and Neon White; plus blockbusters games such as Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, Minecraft and Fortnite vying for our Still Playing award.
Golden Joystick Awards 2022 nominations criteria
- The game must have been released between November 23, 2021 and November 4, 2022 (when core 2022 voting closes).
- Ongoing / online games which launched before this period are eligible for the ‘Still Playing’ and ‘Best Game Expansion’ categories.
- Games set for release after November 22, 2022 will be eligible for the Most Wanted award.
- Games released between November 11, 2022 (when public voting closes) and Nov 22nd, 2021 (the day of the awards) will be considered for our critically selected categories: Critics’ Choice, Breakthrough Award and Best Performer.
- Public voting for Ultimate Game of the Year takes place in a standalone week between Nov 7 – Nov 11 to allow us to consider more of winter’s key releases.
In exceptional cases, upcoming games that are due be released during the core Golden Joystick Awards’ voting window, from Friday Oct 7 to Friday November 4, will be considered by our judges for addition to the core voting shortlists after they have been released, reviewed and debated.
Games released after public voting closes on Nov 11, but before the show is broadcast on Nov 22, will be eligible for our Critics’ Choice award, selected by our panel of judges.
What we can’t stress enough, is that the Golden Joystick Awards are the people’s gaming awards, chosen entirely by your votes. Last year, some categories were decided by less than a 1% swing of votes, and we can’t emphasize enough how much your support can make a difference to your favorite games and developers.