LGBTQ advocacy organisation GLAAD has revealed the first ever nominees for its Outstanding Video Game category in the 30th annual Media Awards.
The category is "committed to ensuring that authentic LGBTQ stories are included in video games". This will be the first time games will be recognised at the GLAAD Media Awards.
Assassins Creed: Odyssey was nominated for its authenticity towards sexual attitudes in ancient Greece, allowing for same-sex relationships and including historical LGBTQ figures.
"LGBTQ inclusion is both prominently featured and effectively woven throughout the game," said GLAAD.
In a separate statement, GLAAD addressed the recent furore over the Legacy of the First Blade DLC which enforced a heteronormative relationships on the game's protagonists.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset was nominated for including a story of a transgender woman reuniting with her estranged twin sister, which GLAAD described as "heartfelt tale of familial bonds, coming out, and acceptance" .
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire received a nomination for "making LGBTQ identities feel like a natural and vital part of the world".