In a press launch despatched out right this moment, Japan's Pc Leisure Suppliers Affiliation has introduced that sport designer and online game persona Yoko Taro would be the remaining choose added to the 10-judge panel accountable for voting on and awarding this yr's installment of the Recreation Designer's Award. Taro is at present listed because the artistic director for cell sport SiNoAlice in addition to being identified for his work growing Drakengard and got here to wider prominence for Nier:Automata, changing into his most well known sport within the broader Nier saga.
The Recreation Designer's Award was first awarded in 2010 to reward innovation and ingenuity in sport design, with Heavy Rain by Quantic Dream receiving the inaugural award and the latest winner being ASTRO BOT by Sony Interactive Leisure in 2019. This yr's awards ceremony can be held on September 26th, 2020 as part of this yr's Tokyo Recreation Present. With Yoko Taro finishing the 10-judge panel, the total record of judges for this yr's award is as follows, with Masahiro Sakurai serving as panel lead:
2020 Recreation Designers Award Decide Panel
Sources: CESA Press Launch (JP PDF), Siliconera