PlayS­ta­tion wins at the Joy­sticks

As 2018 ends, Kratos be­comes the God Of Four

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - THEBIG10 - See all the win­ners and catch up on the nom­i­na­tions at bit.ly/op­m_gj_win­ners.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE PLAY­ERS – AND… THE BUS DRIVER.

09PlayS­ta­tion cleaned up at the 36th Golden Joy­stick awards in Novem­ber. There were big wins all round, but the big­gest suc­cess story hails from Santa Mon­ica. Not only did SIE Santa Mon­ica Stu­dio win the Stu­dio Of The Year award, its lat­est re­lease did it proud. God Of War claimed the prizes for Best Sto­ry­telling, Best Vis­ual De­sign, and Best Au­dio be­fore scoop­ing up PlayS­ta­tion Game Of The Year (pre­sented by our staff writer, Jess).

The other big suc­cess story of the evening, sur­pris­ing no-one, was Fort­nite Battle Royale. Pick­ing up Best Com­pet­i­tive Game and Ultimate Game Of The Year, in their sec­ond ac­cep­tance speech a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the stu­dio said, “Thank you to all the play­ers – and es­pe­cially, thank you to the bus driver.”

In a re­sult that shocked many, Red Dead Re­demp­tion 2 placed sec­ond in Ultimate Game Of The Year, but did still take home the Crit­ics’ Choice Award. Among the less sur­pris­ing wins of the evening, Over­watch won eS­ports Game Of The Year, Skyrim was dubbed Best VR Game and Cy­ber­punk 2077 was crowned the Most Wanted Game.

God Of War pipped Detroit: Be­come Hu­man at the post for PlayS­ta­tion Game Of The Year, and in the end the an­droid-cen­tred drama failed to pick up any big awards it­self. How­ever, Bryan Dechart was awarded Best Per­former for his turn as fan favourite Con­nor and, along­side his co-star and now wife Amelia Rose Blaire, also won Best New Streamer.

God Of War had to fight off fierce com­pe­ti­tion this year but still walked away with a slew of awards.

GOW di­rec­tor Cory Bar­log sent a heart­felt video on be­half of the stu­dio.

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