Elden Ring won the Nebula Award for Best Game Writer, beating out other top contenders.
The Nebula Awards, which annually celebrate the best of science fiction and fantasy, took place earlier this week, and like every year since 2018, this year included the category of Best Game Writer. You probably won’t be surprised to hear this Elden Ring took home the awardconsidering she won Game of the Year on both Game Developers Choice Awards and The Game Awards.
In fact, there weren’t a lot of high-profile games up for awards: Elden Ring was nominated among other titles such as Horizon Forbidden West, Vampire: The Masquerade – Sins of the Sires, Pentiment, Stray and Journeys through the Radiant Citadel.
Nebulas is published by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, a nonprofit organization comprised of science fiction and fantasy writers. George RR Martin, who incredibly controversially helped develop the story for Elden Ring, has actually won the award from them before, in 1973 and 1979, and this is his third win. So this might be a bit of a bigger deal for director Hidetaka Miyazaki since it’s his first Nebulas win (thanks PCGamer).
Elden Ring joins the likes of Hades, The Outer Worlds, and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (which won in 2020, 2019, and 2018 respectively) as winners of the award for best game writer. Board games are also nominated in this category, as TTRPG Thirsty Sword Lesbians won in 2021.
Earlier this year, FromSoftware announced the release of a DLC titled Shadow of Erdtree, is on the way, although we don’t know anything about it other than what it’s called. All we know is that it’s in development, not even when it might arrive, so you’ll have to wait for now.