The year 2016 is officially over, and so it is proper but to recognize the great year that it was for gaming and entertainment. As such, PlayStation has launched a survey with readers and players as the participants in determining who did best in 2016.
On a PlayStation blog post, Sony Interactive Entertainment America social media manager Justin Massongill has announced the winners for Game of the Year 2016. More than half a million votes were tallied, and one title stood out by raking the most platinum trophies for the categories being contested.
Naughty Dog won big for the previous year, bagging six platinum trophies, one gold trophy and 2 silver trophies. It's games, "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" and the surprise "The Last of Us Part 2," have catapulted it to supremacy over the rest of the competitive titles for the year, all for the benefit of the players ultimately.
"Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" is a PlayStation-exclusive title that revolves around the adventures of Nathan Drake, who originally wanted to leave fortune hunting behind and start anew. It wasn't until his brother, Sam, that he came out once more to save him and look for Captain Henry Avery's long-lost treasure.
Despite releasing "Final Fantasy 15" and "World of Final Fantasy" close to the end of the year, Square Enix was not far behind with one platinum trophy, five gold trophies, one silver trophy, and one bronze trophy. Even the unreleased "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" has helped Square Enix to its stature, showing it is giving players what they want and more.
Other big winners were Electronic Arts DICE and its first-person shooting title "Battlefield 1," as well as Blizzard Entertainment with its critically acclaimed team-based multiplayer title "Overwatch."
With 2016 over, it was indeed a great time for gamers and developers, and 2017 promises more improvement and explosive titles.