Pillars of Eternity and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Nominated for Writers Guild of America Award

GamesIndustry reports that the recently released nominees for the Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing award from the Writers Guild of America include two role-playing titles released in 2015, Pillars of Eternity and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Here's the full list of credits for the two nominees:

Pillars of Eternity
  • Lead Writer - Eric Fenstermaker
  • Writers - Carrie Patel, Olivia Veras
  • Additional Writing - Chris Avellone, Jeff Husges, Matt MacLean, Jorge Salgado, Josh Sawyer, George Ziets
  • Obsidian Entertainment
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Lead Writer - Marcin Blacha
  • Lead English Writer - Borys Pugacz-Muraszkiewicz
  • Writers - Arkadiusz Borowik, Aleksandra Motyka, Bartosz Ochman, Karolina Stachyra, Jakub Szamalek
  • Additional Writers - Marcin Batylda, Michal Galek, Tomasz Marchewka, Robert Oglodzinski, Rafal Praszalek, Artur Sliwinski, Stanislaw Swiecicki, Pawel Zych
  • Story - Marcin Blacha, Jakub Szamalek
  • CD Projekt

The two other titles nominated for this award, the winner of which will be named on February 13, were Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

The Writers Guild of America's videogame awards have been controversial in the past for nominees that were often considered subpar and draconian submission requirements, so in practice I wouldn't consider this award to have an enormous significance, but it's still good to see two titles on the list that I would have never have expected to see there just a few years ago.