The Witcher 3 and CD Projekt Red continue rack up more awards. All that and The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine isn’t even a full game release. It was a DLC story expansion, but it continues to get more awards and prestige for the developer.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine was named Best RPG at The Game Awards 2016. That’s a pretty exceptional win considering Blood and Wine was up against Dark Souls 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, World of Warcraft: Legion, and Xenoblade Chronicles X. Dark Souls 3 was a highly acclaimed final installment in the Souls Trilogy. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was a massive new game. It speaks to how high quality Blood and Wine is. While it is a story expansion, it’s really a lot more than that.
Speaking on the news Game Director Konrad Tomaskiewicz stated: “Back in the day, when games were distributed mainly on CDs, it was popular to release so called add on discs. They were often multi-hour adventures that required a serious amount of work to be created, and contained new features that significantly influenced gameplay. When we first thought about how an expansion to The Witcher 3 might look like, we decided that we wanted to bring that way of thinking back. The fact that our expansion was nominated for TGA’s Best RPG was great on its own; the fact that it got the award is mind-blowing.”
Additionally, Blood and Wine also recently won the awards for Best Visual Design and Best Storytelling at the Golden Joystick Awards. Also, Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt of Rivia, won the award for Best Gaming Performance. CD Projekt RED won the award for Studio of the Year.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.