Elden Ring, the epic dark fantasy title created by Hidetaka Miyazaki in collaboration with George RR Martin, has won the prestigious game of the year prize at the Game Awards.
The title beat off stiff competition from God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West and Stray to win the event's biggest prize.
The ceremony has become one of the most influential nights in gaming, as it blends award-giving with new announcements and first-look trailers, and this year was no different.
Elden Ring, made by the developers of successful role-playing series Dark Souls, dominated social media conversation within the gaming world when it was released earlier this year.
It won four Game Awards in total, also picking up best game direction, best art direction and best role playing game.
Actor Al Pacino was at the ceremony to hand the award for best performer to Christopher Judge for his performance as Greek god Kratos in God of War: Ragnarok.
Overall, God of War: Ragnarok took home six awards - more than any other game.
It also picked up prizes in the best narrative, best score, best action/adventure, best audio design, and innovation in accessibility categories.
Source: BBC News