During the gala evening of The Game Awards conducted and organized by Geoff Keighley the best games of the year are awarded, according to the nominations of the jury and the final votes that bring together the ideas of the jury and the public who vote online . Apparently, however, some alleged allegations of vote falsification by bots have emerged in these hours .
Keighley is in fact looking into claims that an automated system has taken over the Player’s Voice category .
As reported by The Gamer , some users have accused Genshin Impact developer miHoYo of using the promise to offer free currency within the game to secure ratings .
At the time of writing, Sonic Frontiers has just taken the lead again, securing 17% of the vote . This unexpected battle between Sonic and Genshin Impact has left favorites like God of War Ragnarok and Elden Ring fighting for third place, while Horizon Forbidden West and Sifu are set to be eliminated altogether.
As reported by Kotaku , Geoff Keighley was asked if it’s possible that bot accounts are actually being used to boost ratings for some games.
“I don’t know if it’s bots ,” Keighley explains. “I think it ‘s fan groups getting involved in supporting a game , or a game promoting its candidacy to its fan base . “
And again: «This is one of the reasons why we don’t have 100% fan votes in the main categories. It tends to be the companies that promote their candidacies and the fan groups that take action to lead the votes. However , we are looking into the matter right now .
The Sonic and Genshin communities are very active and perfectly capable of mobilizing themselves. Neither brand appears to be encouraging their fans to do so, but it’s possible that both sides are hoping to be rewarded with in-game prizes if their game triumphs. So for now, the challenge continues .
In the past few hours we have proposed the complete and official list of all the nominees , elected as such by adding up the votes of the entire jury.
And, since we’re here, let’s take a closer look at how everything works at this address , reminding you that the appointment with The Game Awards is for 1.30 in Italy on December 9th .