Among others, DICE’s most esteemed prize goes to Fallout 4 as it won the highly sought-after title of Game of the Year. Sure, some have been neglected while others were perhaps questioningly awarded, but it’s not to say that each award will have the same results. The movie industry has been proving that for years.
The 19th anniversary of the DICE awards (Design, Innovate, Communicate, and Entertain) was held in Los Angeles, Nevada, seeing to quite a few of gaming industry veterans and giants in attendance. Their purpose is to honor incredible achievements in gaming, and it’s organized by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the International Game Developers Association.
There was a competition to be had and, this year’s DICE awards saw to almost an equal battle between Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. However, Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic open-world RPG ran away with the Game of the Year distinction. For the title, it had to defeat Projekt RED’s epic fantasy game, Bloodborne, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Rise of the Tomb Raider, all of which were nominated in the category.
And yet, it seems Bethesda managed to snag the award, in spite of coming out just in November of last year. The gaming community has been over its own head with Fallout 4, praising its massive content and hundreds of hours that could be invested in the game. The highly successful game became a smash upon release. In fact, Bethesda needed to ship around 12 million units for the first day alone due to high demand.
Even though it was launched for months, there are still gamers playing Fallout 4 now. Then again, there are still some who are indulging in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt even though it released much earlier.
However, the biggest disappointment seems to be Bloodborne‘s lack of awards. It’s incredibly engaging gameplay and lore has failed in earning the studio an award. The lack has deemed the awards as unfair by fans, which might actually not be uncalled for this time. Given its impressive qualities and high entertainment values, some would believe that Bloodborne should’ve gotten something. Alas, it did not.
Instead, Fallout 4 was esteemed as the Game of the Year, along with a few other achievements. Bethesda’s title also won Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year. Not to mention that Fallout Shelter won the Mobile Game of the Year for its entertaining spin off.
Todd Howard, Fallout‘s creative director was enthusiastic about the recognition their game received. In his words, he got to work with “some amazing people” who inspire him every day.
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