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Uncharted 4 took home Best Game at the BAFTA Games Awards last night.

Naughty Dog’s fourth and final instalment in the action-adventure series took home Best Game, making it the fifth win for the series having previously won Best Game in 2010 for Uncharted 2.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of hundreds of people at Naughty Dog,” said Arne Meyer, Director of Communications at Naughty Dog, who took to the stage last night at Tobacco Dock, London, alongside voice actors and fellow nominees Troy Baker and Nolan North, and also Scott Hanau of Sony.

“Particular our co-directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the support of our co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Valestra, of course also to our partners at PlayStation…..without their support we wouldn’t have been able to really do the final chapter [of the] Nathan Drake story the way that we would’ve wanted too.”

“The game [also] wouldn’t have been possible without this incredible cast that we put together over the years.”

Nolan North, who portrays lead protagonist Nathan Drake, took to mic also to praise the studio.

“These performances that we are able to do with the motion capture and over the last decade of my life, the best decade of my life, I can guarantee you that it’s all due to the people that are way smarter and way more talented than I am. They have been amazing and they deserve this more than I do.”

Elsewhere, INSIDE, the puzzle-platformer adventure game, took home four BAFTAs for Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Narrative and Original Property.

Overcooked, the cooking simulation game, took home two awards itself for Best British Game and Best Family Game. Firewatch also won two awards for Best Debut Game and Best Performer for actress Cissy Jones.

Another six games were winners on the night with That Dragon, Cancer winning for Game Innovation, futuristic sports-action game Rocket League winning Evolving Game.

The team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch won the BAFTA for Multiplayer, Pokémon Go won in Mobile Game, The Last Guardian won the BAFTA for Audio Achievement, and the mystery adventure game Virginia won in Music.

The AMD eSports Audience Award was won by Clash Royale, seeing off competition from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch and Street Fighter V.

Showcasing the best in games development and design talent, the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award was won by Among The Stones, a 3D platform game created by a team of student developers from Abertay University.

The Special Award was presented to Brenda Romero in recognition of her outstanding creative contribution to the industry and for her illustrious career in game design, her advocacy for the art and creative process behind game-making, and her commitment to encouraging the next generation of talent in the industry.

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