E3 2015 was one of the best E3 conventions in recent memory if just for the sheer number of amazing announcements during the press conferences: The Last Guardian, Fallout 4, Uncharted 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Gears of War 4, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Dark Souls III, Deus Ex: Mankind, the list goes on and on.
Unfortunately for us, none of those games qualified for our E3 Awards since none of them were actually playable. And by that, we were more stringent and only nominated games that we could play hands-on without a developer driving the action. It doesn't really make much sense to give out an award to what essentially amounts to the Best E3 Gameplay Footage or The Most Hype Award.
Maybe we'll open categories like these in the future; I think it's about time we revisit some of the categories for our E3 Awards anyhow). But for now, we're heading out E3 Awards to the games we're confident deserve the award for their genre.