Future Publishing has announced the launch of the 29th annual Golden Joystick Awards.
The 2011 awards are partnered by GamesMaster and will have renewed focus, previewing the games of the future as well as celebrating the best of the past year.
Future said all aspects of the event - from the voting process to the ceremony, website and sponsorship - had been revisited.
The Golden Joysticks are without a doubt the key awards event in the calendar
“The Golden Joysticks are without a doubt the key awards event in the calendar, as they are voted for by the gaming public,” says Group Publisher Simon Maxwell.
“This year, we wanted to add even more potential to the mix. The partnership with GamesMaster makes perfect sense.
“And bringing in the new experiential, forward-looking elements allows the Joysticks not just to celebrate the best of the last year, but to set the agenda for the coming one.”