The official website for the Game Developer Conference (GDC) has revealed that PS4 exclusive God of War has won the Game of the Year award at the Game Developers Choice Awards, adding to the stack of GOTY accolades that Santa Monica Studios' title has already garnered.
Mobile game Florence earned Best Debut and Best Mobile Game, while Beat Saber also took home the Audience Award and Best VR/AR Game too. When it comes to Best Narrative though, Lucas Pope's The Return of the Obra Dinn took that trophy, while Best Audio was claimed by Celeste, and Best Visuals went to Nomada Studio's Gris.
This wasn't just about games though, but also individuals, with the Pioneer Award for breakthrough tech and game design going to Rieko Kodama, who has worked on various classic Sega games. The Lifetime Achievement Award, however, went to Amy Hennig, who has helped bring the Uncharted series to life during her decorated career.
"The Game Developers Choice Awards represent the most refined games of the year, and the sheer variety of games honored tonight showed that games can still represent wholly new and unique creative visions," said Katie Stern, General Manager of the Game Developers Conference.
"A number of independently developed titles like Celeste, Gris and Florence helped prove how internal or deeply personal turmoil can make for massively appealing games for millions of fans. While games like God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 capture our imagination with poignant moments juxtaposed against epic tales of staggering scale and technical prowess. We embrace and accept all these amazingly creative works, and we're proud to recognize these nominees and winners alike for the imagination and hard work that brought them here."
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