Best: 'Overwatch' Sweeps the Awards
Multiplayer-only games tend to have a rough time during awards season – and especially at big productions like The Game Awards – but Overwatch may have ushered in a new day. Blizzard's blockbuster team-based shooter took home four awards last night, including the big one: it's The Game Awards' Game of the Year. It also won Best Multiplayer Game, and Best Esports game, plus Blizzard took home Best Direction largely due to its success with Overwatch. Does it have the trend toward games with enduring, long-term engagement to thank for this success? Or was it the way that Blizzard managed to inject an engrossing, tangible lore into a game without a hint of single-player? Who knows. Probably both. Either way, Overwatch certainly deserves the accolades.