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From The Game Awards to The Golden Joystick Awards, Baldur’s Gate 3 continues to receive accolades, months after it was released. The announcement of the winners at the 24th annual Game Developers Choice Awards means Baldur’s Gate 3 will add four new trophies to its collection.

Will The Awards Ever End For Baldur’s Gate 3? Wins Game Of The Year At Game Developers Choice Awards

Larian Studio’s game based on the tabletop fantasy Dungeons & Dragons RPG system won four awards at the Game Developers Choice Awards including the coveted Game of the Year award. Baldur’s Gate 3 also won the Best Narrative, Best Design, and the Audience Award at the event which was held at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center.

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“Congratulations to all the nominees and other winners!” wrote Larian boss Swen Vincke on X. “And thank you—it’s a great honor to see our work recognized by your peers. You are all amazing and deserve recognition and respect for the love your pour in so players can enjoy themselves.”

The award ceremony is part of the long list of events that marked the GDC 2024 event. Visai Games’ debut game Vemba also scooped two awards. The narrative cooking game won the Best Debut and Social Impact Awards.

Will The Awards Ever End For Baldur’s Gate 3? Wins Game Of The Year At Game Developers Choice Awards

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is another game that sparkled at the GDCA. The game which was 2023’s second best-selling game worldwide won the Best Innovation and Best Technology Awards.

This year, the Lifetime Achievement Award was handed to Yoko Shimomura, a Japanese composer and pianist whose portfolio includes classics like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts, Street Fighter 2, and Kingdom Hearts.

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The Ambassador Award was presented to Fawzi Mesmar who is currently serving as VP, global creative at Ubisoft. The award is given to an individual who has helped to advance the medium. Mesmar has played a role in popular franchises such as Persona, Candy Crush, Battlefield, and Mario + Rabbids. Below is the list of all the winners.

  • Best Debut: Venba (Visai Games)
  • Best Visual Art: Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games)
  • Best Audio: Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Best Narrative: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Social Impact Award: Venba (Visai Games)
  • Innovation Award: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)
  • Best Technology: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)
  • Best Design: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Audience Award: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Game of the Year: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Ambassador Award: Fawzi Mesmar
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Yoko Shimomura

The physical edition of Baldur’s Gate 3 for consoles delayed

Larian Studios was able to hit its Q1 launch window for the PC version of Baldur’s Gate 3 physical release. However, the same cannot be said of the console version. Larian Studios has previously expressed how challenging it was to put games on discs, especially for consoles where multiple discs are required.

Will The Awards Ever End For Baldur’s Gate 3? Wins Game Of The Year At Game Developers Choice Awards

Earlier this month, Michael Douse, Larian Studio’s director of publishing said that 3 CDs will not be enough for the physical release of the game on Xbox Series X and that the studio will be upgrading it to 4 CDs.

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In a new update published on X, the studio said that the shipping of the physical edition of Baldur’s Gate 3 for consoles is now expected to start between April and May.

“We wanted to get the console version into the hands of players earlier, however, production issues have meant that shipping dates have been pushed back slightly,” the studio said. “Those waiting for their Xbox version will now receive 4 physical discs, rather than the 3 originally planned, so that we can provide the full game as a physical copy.”

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Anthony Emecheta

Anthony Emecheta has over a decade experience as a freelance writer. Gaming has always been a childhood hobby and he is excited to be collaborating with a gaming company as a content creator. It is like having all the things he loves in one place.

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