The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may have been released at a year ago, but it is still collecting awards from all corners of the industry. The latest accolades that have been given to Breath of the Wild have come from the Game Developers Choice Awards of 2018.
The GDC have given Breath of the Wild the 2018 Game of the Year award, as well as the Best Audio and Best Design awards. Winning three awards also meant that Breath of the Wild won the most of any game that was nominated, with Gorogoa only winning two.
The other winners of the event include Horizon Zero Dawn for the Best Technology award, What Remains of Edith Finch for the Best Narrative award, Cuphead for the Best Visual Art award, Superhot VR for the Best VR/AR Game award, while Gorogoa won the Best Mobile Game award and the Innovation award.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been cleaning up at award shows since before it was released. It won Best Action/Adventure, Best Console Game, and Best of Show at the Game Critics Awards in 2016. Breath of the Wild also won the Most Anticipated Game at The Game Awards 2016.
After it was released, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild went on to win the Best Audio, Critic's Choice Award, Nintendo Game of the Year, and the Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards of 2017.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild went on to win Best Game Direction, Best Action/Adventure Game, and Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2017. It faced stiff competition, in the form of Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Super Mario Odyssey.
This streak of award wins would continue, with Breath of the Wild cleaning up at the New York Game Awards, the D.I.C.E. Awards, and the SXSW Gaming Awards. With GDC out of the way, the final awards push comes in the form of the British Academy Game Awards. Will Link once again win a ton of awards for Breath of the Wild? His track record so far suggests that he will.