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Fallout 4 has won Best Game of the Year at the 2016 BAFTA Game Awards, marking this the first time Bethesda Studios has won the top gong.

Speaking to the BBC, Sean Brennan, European Managing Director of ZeniMax Europe Ltd, Bethesda’s parent company said: “I’m genuinely humbled to receive this on behalf of Todd Howard and Bethesda Game Studios.”

Brennan went on to add that he did not expect Fallout 4 to win the top prize and much like the favourite to win, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (2015), they too started off small.

Fallout 4 is an open world RPG set in the apocalyptic wasteland of Boston and the surrounding area and is their best-selling game to date, earning more than $750 million in the first 24 hours of release, according to a press release by Bethesda.

Fallout 4 was also nominated in the Best Music category, but lost out to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

Since launching, Fallout 4 has announced several upcoming DLC packs, with Automatron (2016) being released in March and Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbour being released on April 12th 2016 and May 2016 respectively, and with more unannounced DLC packs to follow throughout the rest of 2016.

Sources: Bafta | BBC | Bethesda
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