Overwatch picks up yet another Game of the Year trophy at the 2017 GDC Awards

Overwatch GDC Awards

Blizzard are going to have to buy a bigger trophy cabinet at this rate, as Overwatch has claimed another Game of the Year award, this time at the 17th annual Game Developers Conference Awards. Along the main award, Overwatch picked up the Best Design, thanks to its “carefully calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics.” I’m sure many D.Va mains would disagree that assessment.

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Indie darlings Inside and Firewatch netted their fair share of gongs, with Playdead’s macabre puzzle platformer earning Best Audio and Best Visual Art, while Campo Santo’s first person adventure won Best Narrative and Best Debut. The humourous Job Simulator 2060 earned the title of Best VR/AR Game while DICE’s Battlefield 1 picked up the Audience Award, as voted for by the general public.

There was a bit of a kerfuffle surrounding No Man’s Sky’s Innovation Award, as the team from Hello Games weren’t actually at the ceremony to pick up their trophy. The team were actually out getting dinner when their award was announced and according to No Man’s Sky director Sean Murray, they were not actually told about their win before the event. The team did manage to make it to the Moscone Center to catch the end of the awards, but not fast enough to save the embarrassment of missing their chance to pick it up. Oops.

Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work creating the seminal game/creation tool ZZT and the influential Unreal Engine. You can check out the full list of winners below and expect Blizzard to win the Nobel Peace Prize for creating Overwatch later this year.

Best Audio
Inside (Playdead)

Best Debut
Campo Santo (Firewatch)

Best Design
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game
Pokemon Go (Niantic)

Innovation Award
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Best Narrative
Firewatch (Campo Santo)

Best Technology
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog)

Best Visual Art
Inside (Playdead)

Best VR/AR Game
Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives (Owlchemy Labs)

Audience Award
Battlefield 1 (EA DICE)

Game of the Year
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)

Pioneer Award
Jordan Mechner

Ambassador Award
Mark DeLoura

Lifetime Achievement Award
Tim Sweeney

Thanks, Polygon.