Where’s mobile on the BAFTA longlist?

As we come to the end of the year, plenty of places are publishing their annual “best of” lists. And for gaming journals, news sites and more, that’s going to be their top picks of 2023. But, we did notice a few things about one of the lists being published by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) – in particular the amount, or lack thereof, of mobile games.

2023 has certainly been a tremendously stacked year for gaming in general. Whether it’s the mega-hit of Baldur’s Gate 3, indie darling Lethal Company, rhythm action platformer Hi-Fi Rush or even the final form of CDPR’s massively controversial Cyberpunk 2077. But out of 60 games, the BAFTAs have only four mobile titles in total – with two of those being perennial favourites Genshin Impact and Fortnite, and space exploration game No Man’s Sky being incorrectly marked as mobile. … [MORE]