Yeah, we’re kind of surprised, too.
Don’t get us wrong, we love Destiny, but we thought maybe the British Academy of Film and Television Awards would favor something with more of a coherent story. Or any story.
But there it is. At Thursday’s awards ceremony in London Destiny beat out critical darlings Dragon Age: Inquisition, Shadow of Mordor, Alien: Isolation, Mario Kart 8 and Monument Valley for the highest honor.
Even more surprising, Destiny did not win in several other categories it was nominated for, including multiplayer. Hearthstone took that prize, also beating Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Titanfall, which took home no awards.
Bungie President Harold Ryan thanked players for their support when accepting the award.
“It’s always a labour of love that we do because of the passion of the fans,” said Harold Ryan.
“They really are the ones who drive you to put the energy and time into putting the game together.”