Starfield Trumped by Other Games in 2023 Game of the Year Race

Despite its massive success, Starfield has been bested by Hogwarts Legacy and Baldur’s Gate in a key area, hinting at a fierce competition for the 2023 Game of the Year title.

2023 Game of the Year Competition

The competition for the 2023 Game of the Year title is showing signs of intensity as Starfield, one of the year's massive hits, is trumped by other games in a significant area. While the winner of the prestigious Game of the Year title for 2023 won't be chosen for some time, Starfield has already experienced defeat against some of its main competitors.

Exceptional Game Releases

The year 2023 has seen a multitude of exceptional games get released. Among the releases are The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Baldur’s Gate and more, with even more games yet to come.

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Starfield Vs Other Contenders

Despite the Game of the Year title not yet being decided, Starfield has already been surpassed by notable games Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, and Baldur’s Gate in one area that may be overlooked when it comes to measuring hype.

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When Starfield was launched, it drew the attention of some of the most prominent Twitch streamers which naturally invited comparison in terms of their viewership to other Game of the Year contenders.

Viewership Comparison

According to Streams Charts, Diablo 4 and Hogwarts Legacy have significantly outperformed Starfield in terms of day one viewership bringing in a massive 12.7 million and 12.4 million hours of watch time respectively. Baldur’s Gate followed with 3.7 million hours, trailed by Star Wars Jedi Survivor with 2.6 million hours. In this race, Starfield emerged with 2.4 million hours, still managing to double the Twitch viewership from Zelda Tears of the Kingdom's debut.

The Real Metric?

While viewership does not determine awards, it serves as an illuminating metric to assess people's responses to new games. As the race for the 2023 Game of the Year continues to heat up, it seems that Starfield will face stiff competition.