DICE Awards 2017 Winners announced, with Overwatch snatching Game of the Year

DICE Awards 2017 Winners announced, with Overwatch snatching Game of the Year
Jake Tucker

By Jake Tucker

February 24th 2017 at 5:18AM

Overwatch and Uncharted 4 win big

The Dice Awards have returned for a 20th year, and the 2017 awards winners have been named at a lavish ceremony hosted by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller.

There's no surprises with the game of the year award, which was won by Blizzard's Overwatch, which also snagged several other awards throughout the evening. It was chosen as the game of the year by a peer vote from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, which has nearly 33,000 members.

24 awards were handed out, with Steep skiing in to grab Sports Game of the Year. and Pokémon Go picking up a well-deserved Mobile Game of the Year award as part of the bargain. Todd Howard was inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame for his work at Bethesda Game Studios.

To see the rest of the winners from the ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas in the early hours of the morning, see below:
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Game of the Year
Overwatch
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
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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
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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
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Publisher: Playdead
Developer: Playdead

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Developer: Naughty Dog