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Blizzard's  Overwatch  lands game of the year at DICE Awards

Blizzard's Overwatch lands game of the year at DICE Awards

February 24, 2017 | By Kris Graft




The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences held its annual DICE Awards ceremony tonight, awarding the past year's video games in a variety of categories. Overwatch from Blizzard won game of the year, as well as four other categories including action game of the year.

Other big winners during the course of the night included Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, recognized in areas including story and animation. Inside from Limbo developer Playdead was another highly-recognized game at the awards with wins in three categories.

Here's the full list:

Game of the Year

Overwatch

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction 

INSIDE

  • Publisher: Playdead
  • Developer: Playdead

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Overwatch

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

 

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Eagle Flight

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: FunHouse

 

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

SUPERHOT VR

  • Publisher: SUPERHOT Sp. z o.o.
  • Developer: SUPERHOT Sp. z o.o.

 

Mobile Game of the Year

Pokémon GO

  • Publisher: Niantic Labs
  • Developer: Niantic Labs

 

Handheld Game of the Year

Pokémon Sun and Moon

  • Publisher: The Pokémon Company
  • Developer: Game Freak

 

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

INSIDE

  • Publisher: Playdead
  • Developer: Playdead

 

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Overwatch

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

 

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Developer: Firaxis Games

 

Sports Game of the Year

Steep

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Ubisoft Annecy

 

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Dark Souls III

  • Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
  • Developer: FromSoftware, Inc.

 

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Horizon 3

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios

 

Fighting Game of the Year

Street Fighter V

  • Publisher: Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
  • Developer: Capcom

 

Family Game of the Year

Ratchet & Clank

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Insomniac Games

 

Adventure Game of the Year

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog

 

Action Game of the Year

Overwatch

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

 

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog

 

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog

 

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Battlefield 1

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: EA Dice

 

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

DOOM

  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: id Software

 

Outstanding Achievement in Character

The Last Guardian - Trico

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: JAPAN Studio

 

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

INSIDE

  • Publisher: Playdead
  • Developer: Playdead

 

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog

 



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