The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has won the Game of the Year award in a poll of Golden Joystick Awards 2015. For Polish studio CD Projekt RED this is the reasons to be happy (and proud) but the studio has also won several other awards in major categories. Now we have the full list of winners, which revealed today at a special gala O2 Arena in London.
The Witcher 3 wins Game of the Year at Golden Joystick Awards 2015
Behind this 33 edition of the prestigious Golden Joystick Awards. Without a doubt the biggest winner gala proved to be The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is developed by more than 3.5 years of home production. In total the game has won as many as four awards, including the most important, and additionally awarded the game developer – studio CD Projekt RED. The Title and its creator won in the following categories: “best studio”, “best narrative”, “best graphics”, “a great moment in the game” (specifically a line of quests associated with the Bloody Baron) and “Game of the Year”. Interestingly, another place on the podium in the last category occupied respectively… Batman: Arkham Knight (probably not for the PC version, which is still far from ideal) and Life is Strange. To refresh your memory: a year ago, the most important prize in the “Golden Dżojstikach” received Dark Souls II, and two years ago – GTA V.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, along with the studio CD Projekt RED undoubtedly dominated this year’s poll. More than one prize also won GTA V, Bloodborne, Ori and the Blind Forest and Splatoon. Among the nominees were also other Polish games like Dying Light and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, but they failed to win in their categories. The competition proved too strong.
Here is the complete list of winners of the Golden Joystick Awards 2015:
- Best original game: Bloodborne
- Best storytelling: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Best visual design: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Best audio: Ori and the Blind Forest
- Best multi-player: GTA Online
- Best indie game: Kerbal Space Program
- Best family game: Splatoon
- Best mobile game: Fallout Shelter
- Innovation of the year: First-person mode in GTA 5
- Best gaming moment: Bloody Baron quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Gaming personality: PewDiePie
- eSports icon: Counter-Strike GO – Anders Blume
- Studio of the year: CD Projekt RED
- Best gaming platform: Steam
- Best gaming performance: Ashly Burch as Chloe in Life is Strange
- Best PlayStation game: Bloodborne
- Best Nintendo game: Splatoon
- Best PC game: GTA 5
- Best Xbox game: Ori and the Blind Forest
- Most wanted game: Fallout 4
- Ultimate game of the year: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Lifetime achievement: Satoru Iwata
- Playfire most played: GTA 5
- Critics’ choice: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
- Breakthrough award: Her Story
- Award for Lifetime Achievement: Satoru Iwata
The poll Golden Joystick Awards 2015 summarizes the productions issued from the fourth quarter of last year for the third quarter of the current year, and so the list can be found, for example. Repeatedly highlighted in last year’s production of BioWare studio – Dragon Age: Inquisition. Issued in October and upcoming titles will compete for awards at next year’s edition. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the next polls will probably face its difficult opponent the most anticipated game of the Golden Joystick Awards 2015: Fallout 4.