Forza unchallenged? Ask every serious console racer on the net..90% of them will say GT Sport is the better game. It has also sold 3 times the amount or more. It seems awards aren’t everything.
GT 7 on PS5 will also have full VR support. Turn 10 and MS better step up their game.
Unfortunately GTS wasn't nominated for 2018 RGOTY, the updates clearly weren't enough for it to be recognized this year. And please lets not compare sales to which game you think is better. If you truly think GOW is the GOTY than you need to accept that FH4 is the RGOTY at this award show. Some reviewers even say its the best car racer of all time. But hey there just opinions. I think Forza is in a good spot, I don't believe they need to step up there game much but knowing Turn 10, they will continue to step it up as its the nature of the company.
The difference is God of War winning over a juggernaut like RDR2 is a big deal. And Microsoft released 3rd person action games this year. Neither were GOTY material, which is a problem on their end. Sony had two nominees on the list. That is why I said they're not worried.
For Forza, it's like a champion boxer bragging that he beat the pants off a drunken rookie. It matters none. Ali vs Foreman? A far bigger deal. That's the difference.
Haha of course its a bigger deal seeing two big games going at it. But like you said Sony wont be losing sleep over the racing genre and same can be said for Nintendo and Xbox because they didn't release any hard hitters in 2018 while Sony did. I mean the games Xbox and Nintendo dished out weren't in the same budget range or development cycle as one of Sony's Biggest IPs and Rockstars 2nd biggest IP they own. I highly doubt Phil and Reggie walked into the Game awards thinking they could steal the show with mid tier games. (Considered none were worthy for nomination) But that's no surprise because they were never meant to be GOTY material, much like Knack and Lucky's Tails.
Basically Nintendo and Xbox didn't supply a Boxer this round. Different story if Gears 5 or Smash Bros were in there, than I am sure they would be caring more. I am not disagreeing with you, the main event was between GOW and RDR2. If Nintendo really wanted to they could have delayed Mario Odyssey for this year but chose to put it up against there own Juggernaut in Zelda BOTW last year. Because I am sure Mario Odyssey would have been a definite nominee this year. But that's there choice.