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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 | MYT 6:00 AM

Writers Guild Awards 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn wins Outstanding Achievement

Accomplished post-historic adventure Horizon Zero Dawn has won the annual Writers Guild of America video game award.

From a field of four finalists, PlayStation 4 finalist Horizon Zero Dawn has been named winner of the Writers Guild of America Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing.

The diverse quartet of nominees arrived from the worlds of console, mobile and computer gaming.

Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider was the third entry to a distinctive and well-regarded franchise, released for a trio of home gaming platforms – the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC – and French team Arkane presented it as a standalone expansion to the second numbered game that had arrived a year previous, promoting a dark-skinned female supporting character to centre stage.

Futurama: Worlds Of Tomorrow on iOS and Android was the latest in a line of licensed work from San Franciscan studio TinyCo, well-praised for Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff and subsequently Marvel Avengers Academy.

Madden NFL 18: Longshot, part of the Madden NFL 18 American football sim for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, proposed a zero-to-hero fantasy career storyline following a college football dropout as he attempts to make it through to the NFL draft.

And Horizon Zero Dawn had its lead go from tribal outcast to world-saving sci-fi heroine with some surprising bumps and twists along the way as players discover the truth behind a fractured post-apocalyptic society dwarfed by herds of roaming robot dinosaurs.

Also at the WGA Awards, winners across film, television, audio and commercial endeavors were announced, with Get Out and Call Me By Your Name receiving prestige awards for original and adapted screenplays in categories that were near or exact copies of their Oscar counterparts. — AFP Relaxnews