2016 DICE Awards winners: Fallout 4 wins Game of the Year
Bethesda’s return to the wasteland proved a popular one, as Fallout 4 took home the top prize at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards.
Fallout 4 was one of four different games, however, to win three awards each, including Ori and the Blind Forest, Rocket League, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A number of other games were also honored for their accomplishments in 2015.
Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic open-world adventure set in the area of New England known in the game’s world as the Commonwealth recently had a slate of post-launch additional content announced for it, with much more promised on the way.
In addition to the games being awards at D.I.C.E., several individuals from the industry were also honored. Hideo Kojima was inducted as the AIAS’ 21st Hall of Fame recipient, following a year which saw him split from publisher Konami and his long-running franchise Metal Gear Solid before branching off to form his own independent studio and partnering with Sony to produce his next game.
Additionaly, the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who died last year, was given a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.
Microsoft’s Visual Basic won the second Technical Impact Award.
Read on for a complete list of the night’s winners, which saw additional winners like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Star Wars Battlefront, Super Mario Maker, Mortal Kombat X, and others.
Game of the Year: Fallout 4
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Fallout 4
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Action Game of the Year: Star Wars Battlefront
Adventure Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Family Game of the Year: Super Mario Maker
Fighting Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat X
Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 6
Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Fallout 4
Sports Game of the Year: Rocket League
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Heroes of the Storm
Sprite Award: Rocket League
Handheld Game of the Year: Helldivers
Mobile Game of the Year: Fallout Shelter
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Rocket League
Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Ori and the Blind Forest
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Ori and the Blind Forest
Outstanding Achievement in Character: Rise of the Tomb Raider
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Ori and the Blind Forest
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Star Wars Battlefront
Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Outstanding Technical Achievement: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt