The Game Developers Choice Awards nominees were announced earlier this week with Overwatch and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End helping lead the pack. The 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will take place on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM PST in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center during the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC).  Tim Schafer of Double Fine Productions will return as host of the awards making this his sixth time hosting the show.

Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees

The Game Developers Choice Awards nominees for ‘Game of the Year’:

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Inside (Playdead)
Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)

Honorable Mentions: DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks), The Witness (Thekla), Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)

Overwatch gained much praise from the industry in 2016 and became one of the most popular new intellectual properties in recent years. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End made it onto many ‘best of 2016’ game lists and continues to inspire gamers and other developers with its visual accomplishments. Inside made a splash in the community with its ‘don’t spoil the ending’ vibe and Firewatch took ‘walking simulators’ to a new level. While Dishonored 2 sales didn’t impress it was definitely one of the smarter games nominated and deserves as much praise as it can garnish.

Full list of Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees: