The 2016 Writers Guild Awards happened recently and even though film and television may be what the awards ceremony is most known for, one video game category was present for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing.
While the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Pillars of Eternity were the other games that were nominated, the game that took home the prize was Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider. The writers who were recognized were Lead Narrative Designer John Stafford, Narrative Designer Cameron Suey, Lead Writer Rhianna Pratchett and Additional Writer Philip Gelatt.
The games that were nominated for the award had to have been released between December 1, 2014 and November 30, 2015. Also, the studios and publishers needed to submit in order to be considered for the award, so only those who wished to be included in the ceremony were in the running.
Rise of the Tomb Raider launched for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November of last year, PC last month and is still set to make its way to PlayStation 4 in Q4 of this year. It was considered by many to be a big improvement over the already solid first game, garnering critical acclaim and many year-end awards.