The primary resolution I made as Sport Informer’s new editor-in-chief was to shake up how we dealt with our Sport of the Yr lists. As a lot as I beloved giving folks the annual Prime 50 Video games of the Yr roundup, I felt it was too vast of a shotgun blast, and did not totally characterize the fascinating discussions we had concerning the sole Sport of the Yr. In any given 12 months, a handful of video games could be within the working for that hallowed spot, however readers by no means knew that. We simply informed you what the Sport of the Yr was, together with the style winners and that huge listing of fifty video games that had been offered so as of launch date.
This 12 months, we have narrowed the main focus to the Prime 10 Video games of 2020. You’ll now see the place every recreation ended up in our rating. Previously, our Sport of the Yr lists would first seem in print, however not this 12 months; this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. CT, we’re going to begin counting down our listing, starting with quantity 10. A brand new entry will comply with every single day, main as much as primary (our official Sport of the Yr) being revealed on December 22 – the day our subsequent difficulty launches. This means readers of the digital journal and our web site will see the end result of the listing on the identical time.
If you happen to bemoan the lack of the Prime 50 video games, I’ve excellent news for you. Within the journal, following the Prime 10 Video games of 2020 listing, now we have a big supplemental function that delivers awards and editor callouts to a further 30-plus video games, bringing our whole to just about 50. We did not wish to hit an actual quantity on the top, and as an alternative created a piece that collects all the video games the our employees thought deserved the honors, even when a recreation was solely performed by one editor.
The one part that would be the identical is Editor Prime 10s. All editors ship their particular person lists, which once more provide you with extra video games to think about enjoying. We even have an intensive Yr in Assessment editorial that dives into the rays of sunshine and struggles that occurred in 2020.
Within the weeks that comply with, we are going to once more ship a ballot that offers you the possibility to vote to your recreation of the 12 months and style winners. We wished that listing to be part of this difficulty, however with Cyberpunk 2077 releasing so late within the 12 months, none of you’d have performed it by our difficulty’s deadline. Now you will have the remainder of the 12 months to test it out.
I hope you take pleasure in what we have cooked up. Your entire employees contributed to its creation, and I believe it is a enjoyable learn and a fantastic take a look at the 12 months that was. I can not wait to see what video games you all find yourself choosing for the readers’ Sport of the Yr honors. Till that point, play as many video games as you possibly can!