Uncharted 4: A Thief's End might lose several times against Overwatch for the Game of the Year Award, but during the SXSW Awards held last March 18, Naughty Dog finally defeated Blizzard. It may seem unbelievable for some but the former is quite pleasing in all aspects of the gaming world.
Uncharted 4 Is The Top Notcher During SXSW Awards 2017
When the board members of the award committee revealed who is leading in the Game of the Year award, Overwatch was on the lead while Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was on the second place. Gamers were shocked when the latter received the award.
According to Gamerant, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End won because of the overall impact it brought to the players when it comes to creativity and gaming experience. It is not questionable why the game won the award because even last year, it has been nominated several times from different award giving bodies.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has received another four awards from the SXSW Awards, as per COGconnected. The game also received awards such as Excellence in Visual Achievement, Excellence in Animation, Most Memorable Character for Nathan Drake and Excellence in Narrative.
Other Winners In SXSW Awards 2017
It is not only Uncharted 4: A Thief's End who won in SXSW Awards. Its rival since last year, Overwatch took home eSports Game of the Year, Excellence in Multiplayer and Trending Game of the Year. Another top contender for the VGOTY award, DOOM managed to receive two awards such as Excellence in Gameplay and Musical Score.
DICE's Battlefield 1 brought home Excellence in SFX and Technical Achievement. Pokemon GO was awarded Mobile Game of the Year and that is not surprising because last year, Niantic has received the same award.
Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award was given to That Dragon, Cancer. Bethesda Softworks' Dishonored 2 received Excellence in Design. On the other hand, Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game is awarded to Chucklefish's Starbound.
It is undeniable that every video game nominated in SXSW Awards was also nominated previously in different award-giving bodies also. It seems that new video games will have a hard time defeating the familiar and beloved games.