Overwatch Wins Game of the Year at 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards
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Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch took home the award for Game of the Year at the 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA). The multiplayer shooter's carefully calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics also earned the game the award for Best Design. Congratulations, Overwatch!
Independent developer Playdead also received two awards for their beautifully macabre and engrossing 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 ceremony also includes the AR game Pokemon Go by Niantic, which became a worldwide sensation and earned the award for Best Mobile/Handheld Game. The massively ambitious, procedurally-generated universe of No Man's Sky earned developer Hello Games the Innovation Award, while the grandiose production and graphics in Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End earned that title the award for Best Technology. The charmingly off-kilter VR 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.