Game Awards 2015: Game of The Year goes to 'Witcher 3', CD Projekt Red wins developer award

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CD Projekt Red’s “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” bagged the most prestigious Game of The Year Award in this year’s Game Awards, beating other popular AAA game titles. The game’s developer was also hailed as Developer of The Year.

According to a report by GameSpot, “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” beat four other games. Other nominees for the Game of The Year Award categeory include “Bloodborne,” “Fallout 4,” “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,” and “Super Mario Maker.”

The game’s developer also beat four other top developers including From Software, Kojima Productions, Nintendo, and Bethesda Game Studios.

Meanwhile, Psyonix hit racing/football game “Rocket League” was able to hit the goal and brought home two different awardsBest Independent Game and Best Sports and Racing Game.

On the other hand, Kojima’s final stint takes spotlight as “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” was hailed as Best Action and Adventure Game of the year. It also bagged Best Score/Soundtrack.

The Best Multiplayer game award went to Nintendo’s cartoony shooter game “Splatoon,” beating other titles like “Call of Duty: Black Ops III,” “Destiny: The Taken King,” “Rocket League,” and “Halo 5: Guardians.”

Other awards given during the night went to “Lara Croft Go” for Best Mobile/Handheld Game, “Her Story” for Best Narrative, “Ori and the Blind Forest” for Best Art Direction, Viva Seifert of “Her Story” for Best Performance, “Mortal Kombat X” for Best Fighting Game, and “Super Mario Maker” for Best Family Game.

Winners of the 2015 Game Awards were given a statue designed and conceptualized by the people at WETA, the same props and effects studio that worked in “The Lord of The Rings” movie trilogy.