Baldur’s Gate 3 wins GOTY at The Game Awards

Among the stars of the evening, Baldur’s Gate 3 emerged as a behemoth, seizing an astounding six awards.

The Game Awards 2023 was held last night live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Larian Studio’s Baldur’s Gate 3 triumphed the night with six wins, including the Game of the Year award.

Alan Wake 2, Remedy’s sequel to the legendary Alan Wake game, won three awards. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was one of the biggest snubs this year, only winning one award, Best Action/Adventure Game, out of the five nominations.

Here are the winners of the night:

Game of the Year: Baldur’s Gate 3
Players’ Voice: Baldur’s Gate 3

Best Game Direction: Alan Wake 2
Best Narrative: Alan Wake 2
Best Art Direction: Alan Wake 2

Best Mobile Game: Honkai: Star Rail
Best Indie Game: Sea of Stars
Best Debut Indie Game: Cocoon
Best Ongoing Game: Cyberpunk 2077
Best VR/AR Game: Resident Evil Village
Best Action Game: Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
Best Action/Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Best RPG: Baldur’s Gate 3
Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter 6
Best Family Game: Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Motorsport 
Best SIM/Strategy Game: Pikmin 4
Best Multiplayer Game: Baldur’s Gate 3

Best Community Support: Baldur’s Gate 3
Innovation in Accessibility: Forza Motorsport

Actor Timothée Chalamet, The star of Wonka, unveiled the recipient of the Game of the Year title. In their acceptance speech, the Belgian developer Larian’s founder Swen Vincke, expressed that the creation of the epic fantasy RPG, inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, was truly a labor of love and took six years. Vincke also wore his half-plate armor, which has achieved legendary status.

The event also featured some exciting announcements, such as free DLC for God of War, the revelation of a new Monster Hunter game, and The Finals, from Hello Games, the studio behind No Man’s Sky. Additionally, there was a flood of trailers showcasing various other games. Legendary gaming icon Hideo Kojima also made an appearance, this time presenting a cryptic Xbox game titled OD.

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