Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog and Genshin Impact are fighting over various claims of foul play in relation to this year’s Players’ Voice fan vote at tomorrow’s Game Awards.
The Players’ Voice category is a 100 percent fan-voted award which this year has five possible choices as its finalists: Elden Ring, Genshin Impact, Stray, God of War Ragnarok and Sonic Frontiers. Over the past week, the vote has become mired in controversy amidst accusations of a broken poll, bots and bribery.
To be clear, there’s no credible evidence of bribery, despite various fan claims foul play must be to blame for both Sonic (with a lower Metacritic score than other entrants) and Genshin Impact (whose detractors point out was first released in 2020) being way-off in the lead.
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