British Academy Games Award for Multiplayer

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British Academy Video Games Award for Multiplayer
Awarded forThe best multiplayer game experience, including social, online or offline
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBAFTA
First awarded2004
Currently held byA Way Out
Websitewww.bafta.org/games

The British Academy Video Games Award for Multiplayer is an award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is given in honor of "the best multiplayer game experience, including social, online or offline".[1] The 1st British Academy Video Games Awards ceremony was held in 2004, with EA Digital Illusions CE and Electronic Arts game Battlefield 1942 winning the award.[2] The award was known as the British Academy Video Games Award for Online Multiplayer for the 2005, 2012 and 2013 ceremonies.

Since its inception, the award has been given to twelve games. Valve Corporation have received the most awards in this category as both developers as publishers, with three wins. Valve were also nominated on more occasions than any other developer, four times; Electronic Arts are the most nominated publisher, with twelve nominations. A Way Out, developed by Hazelight and published by EA Originals, is the current holder of the award.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the years are listed as per BAFTA convention, and generally correspond to the year of game release in the United Kingdom.

Table key
Indicates the winner
Year Game Developer(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2002/03
(1st)
Battlefield 1942 EA Digital Illusions CE Electronic Arts [2]
EyeToy: Play SCE London Studio Sony Computer Entertainment
MotoGP 2 Climax Brighton THQ
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark BioWare Atari
Project Gotham Racing 2 Bizarre Creations Microsoft Game Studios
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Splash Damage Activision
2003/04
(2nd)
Half-Life 2 Valve Corporation Valve Corporation, Sierra Entertainment [3]
Burnout 3: Takedown Criterion Games Electronic Arts
Far Cry Crytek Ubisoft
Halo 2 Bungie Microsoft Game Studios
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Insomniac Games Sony Computer Entertainment
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Annecy Ubisoft
2005/06
(3rd)
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Turbine, Inc. Atari, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment [4]
2006 FIFA World Cup EA Canada, Exient Entertainment Electronic Arts
Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendo EAD Nintendo
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat EA Digital Illusions CE Electronic Arts
Guild Wars Factions ArenaNet NCSOFT
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Ubisoft Shanghai, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Barcelona, Ubisoft Paris, Tiwak, Grin Ubisoft
2006/07
(4th)
Wii Sports Nintendo EAD Nintendo [5]
Battlefield 2142 EA Digital Illusions CE Electronic Arts
Crackdown Realtime Worlds Microsoft Game Studios
Guitar Hero II Harmonix Activision
World in Conflict Massive Entertainment Sierra Entertainment
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment
2007/08
(5th)
Left 4 Dead Valve Corporation Valve Corporation [6]
Buzz!: Quiz TV Relentless Software Sony Computer Entertainment
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Infinity Ward Activision
Gears of War 2 Epic Games Microsoft Game Studios
Mario Kart Wii Nintendo EAD Nintendo
Rock Band Harmonix MTV Games
2009
(6th)
Left 4 Dead 2 Valve Corporation Valve Corporation [7]
Battlefield 1943 EA Digital Illusions CE Electronic Arts
The Beatles: Rock Band Harmonix MTV Games
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Infinity Ward Activision
Halo 3: ODST Bungie Microsoft Game Studios
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment
2010
(7th)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Criterion Games Electronic Arts [8]
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 EA Digital Illusions CE Electronic Arts
Call of Duty: Black Ops Treyarch Activision
Halo: Reach Bungie Microsoft Studios
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment
2011
(8th)
Battlefield 3 EA Digital Illusions CE Electronic Arts [9]
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games Activision
Dark Souls From Software Namco Bandai Games
Gears of War 3 Epic Games Microsoft Studios
LittleBigPlanet 2 Media Molecule Sony Computer Entertainment
2012
(9th)
Journey Thatgamecompany Sony Computer Entertainment [10]
Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft
Borderlands 2 Gearbox Software 2K Games
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Treyarch Activision
Halo 4 343 Industries Microsoft Studios
Need for Speed: Most Wanted Criterion Games Electronic Arts
2013
(10th)
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar North Rockstar Games [11]
Battlefield 4 EA Digital Illusions CE Electronic Arts
Dota 2 Valve Corporation Valve Corporation
The Last of Us Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment
Super Mario 3D World Nintendo EAD Tokyo, 1-Up Studio Nintendo
World of Tanks Wargaming Wargaming
2014
(11th)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment [12]
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Sledgehammer Games Activision
Destiny Bungie Activision
Mario Kart 8 Nintendo EAD Nintendo
Minecraft: Console Editions Mojang Mojang, Microsoft Studios
Titanfall Respawn Entertainment Electronic Arts
2015
(12th)
Rocket League Psyonix Psyonix [13]
Destiny: The Taken King Bungie Activision
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Asteroid Base Asteroid Base
Splatoon Nintendo EAD Nintendo
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft
World of Warships Lesta Studio, Wargaming Wargaming
2016

(13th)

Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment [14]
Battlefield 1 EA DICE Electronic Arts
Forza Horizon 3 Playground Games Microsoft Studios
Overcooked Ghost Town Games Team17
Titanfall 2 Respawn Entertainment Electronic Arts
Tom Clancy's The Division Massive Entertainment Ubisoft
2017

(14th)

Divinity: Original Sin II Larian Studios Larian Studios [15]
Fortnite Epic Games Epic Games
Gang Beasts Boneloaf Double Fine Productions
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PUBG Corporation Bluehole Inc.
Splatoon 2 Nintendo EPD Nintendo
Star Trek: Bridge Crew Red Storm Entertainment Ubisoft
2018

(15th)

A Way Out Hazelight EA Originals [16]
Battlefield V EA DICE Electronic Arts
Overcooked 2 Ghost Town Games & Team17 Team17
Sea of Thieves Rare Microsoft Studios
Super Mario Party NDcube Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo, Bandai Namco & Sora Ltd. Nintendo

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Developers[edit]

Publishers[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Games in 2007". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
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  8. ^ "Games in 2011". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Games in 2012". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Games in 2013". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Games in 2014". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Games in 2015". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  13. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (7 April 2016). "Fallout 4 wins Best Game at 2016 BAFTA Game Awards". VG247. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Games in 2017 | BAFTA Awards". awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  15. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43744690
  16. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47817730

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