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Horizon Zero Dawn Wins Oustanding Achievement in Video Game Writing at Writers Guild Awards

Horizon Zero Dawn beat out three other nominees for the top video game writing prize.

News by Matt Kim, .

This year's Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing has been awarded to Horizon Zero Dawn, which beat out three other nominated games for the award.

Accepting the award was lead writer Benjamin McCaw and narrative director John Gonzalez who said, "As writers who care deeply about the craft of telling stories, it's incredibly exciting for us to be receiving this award in the company of so many other writers whose work we admire and appreciate."

The other three games nominated in the video game catetory were Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and Madden NFL 18: Longshot.

Guerrilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn has been a critical and financial success for the studio, and officially became the fastest-selling first-party new IP after moving 2.6 million units, two weeks after launch.

Meanwhile top writing prize for video game writing for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain went to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

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  • Avatar for SuperShinobi #1 SuperShinobi 3 months ago
    I've always thought that the captivating story and setting, along with the excellent combat mechanics are the main strengths of this game. Nice visuals as well, but visuals alone can't carry a game.
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  • Avatar for benjaminlu86 #2 benjaminlu86 3 months ago
    I know people liked Longshot but what in the everloving crap is going on with this list? I thought it might be because they only take games written by WGA members but apparently that's not even true? Maybe people simply didn't submit enough games for consideration...
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  • Avatar for dard410 #3 dard410 3 months ago
    @benjaminlu86 I agree, these seem like really odd nominees. I'm surprised Nier and Prey and even Mass Effect: Andromeda aren't mentioned, despite the latter's well documented problems.
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