During this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, Overwatch received the Game of the Year award. Since its release, Blizzard’s first person shooter has been received positively by both gamers and critics alike. This award adds to the list of many that the game has received.
Meggan Scavio, the General Manager of the Game Developers Conference comments on why Overwatch and the other games that took home awards deserved to be honored at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards. She states, “Overwatch once again proved Blizzard’s uncanny ability to make a perfectly balanced multiplayer game, and Inside delved deep into our dark psyches to unearth our scariest nightmares. These nominees speak to the strength of games as a medium, but also show the various textures and possible creative outlets that interactive entertainment can provide. Congrats to all of the winners and nominees for following their visions and thanks to all developers who strive to make amazing games for us day in and day out.”
Other winners from that night include, Pokemon Go which took home the Best Mobile/Handheld Game award, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the Best Technology, and Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives for Best VR/AR Game.