The game Baldur’s Gate from the Ghent studio won seven Golden Joystick Awards this weekend, one of the oldest game prizes. That is a record and could provide an indication for the rest of the awards season.
Larian Studios, virtually the only Belgian studio that makes large so-called ‘AAA’ games, has had a big hit this year with Baldur’s Gate 3. The fantasy game, based on the popular Dungeons and Dragons series, is a big hit and also resembles away to win a whole host of gaming prizes.
Larian boss Swen Vincke was able to go home with six of the statues, for, among other things, best studio, Best Storytelling, Best Visual Design, Best Gaming Community, PC Game of the Year and Ultimate Game of the Year. One of the game’s voice actors, Neil Newbon, also received the award for Best Supporting Performer for his role as the striking Astarion. Together there are seven, a record for a game in this competition.
The British Golden Joystick Awards are one of the oldest gaming awards (it was the 41stste edition), and they are largely awarded by the British gaming public. In addition to Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy 16 also won several awards, namely two.