Overwatch wins big at the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards

Here’s to another great year

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held the 20th annual D.I.C.E. Awards last night in Las Vegas, and unlike last year, the game of the year selection isn’t bound to shock. It was Overwatch!

Other highlights include Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Inside, both of which also took home multiple awards, and both of which are also generally thought of as excellent games. Even though it’s only February, I feel like I’m already so far into 2017, so it’s nice to take a moment to reflect on last year.

Find the full list of winners below.

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

Most of these are self-explanatory, except for the Sprite Award Inside took home — it’s meant to “[recognize] a game with limited resources for development and exposure (as compared to AAA titles).”

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.