Overwatch Wins Games of the Year at 2017 GDC Awards
Tonight, Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch took home the award for Game of the Year at the 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. The multiplayer shooter also received the award for Best Design. Independent developer Playdead also received two awards for their platformer, Inside, in the categories of Best Audio and Best Visual Art. Campo Santo’s first-person adventure game, Firewatch, earned two awards also, for Best Debut and Best Narrative.
The full slate of winners at tonight’s ceremony also includes Pokemon Go by Niantic for Best Mobile/Handheld Game. The procedurally-generated universe of No Man’s Sky earned developer Hello Games the Innovation Award, while Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End earned the award for Best Technology. The virtual reality game, Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, received the award for Best VR/AR Game. The Audience Award is chosen among the entire selection of GDCA finalists using a public online voting process, and was presented to developer EA DICE for Battlefield 1.