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Final Fantasy 14 Up For RPG And Online Game Of The Year At This Year's D.I.C.E. Awards

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This year's D.I.C.E. Awards is coming up at the end of February in Las Vegas, and while the MMORPG category isn't super represented one game is up for two of the major awards this year: Final Fantasy 14.

The 25th Annual D.I.C.E (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards saw 51 different games nominated this year with voter's beginning to make their selections last night. Many of the award categories are much like we'd see at Geoff Keighley's Game Awards, though D.I.C.E. typically also celebrates some of the technical and design aspects of game development instead of just the "best" games in a certain category. 

One of the games to take the industry by storm last year was Final Fantasy 14, so seeing the Square Enix-developed MMORPG on the list of nominees is no real shock. This is an MMO that got so popular that the developer had to stop selling it - twice - last year to deal with the hordes of players eager to check it out. 

FFXIV is up for two awards, though, both the Role Playing Game of the Year as well as Online Game of the Year.  Games like Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous , Tales of Arise, Wildermyth and others are competing for RPG of the year, while Halo: Infinite, Back 4 Blood and others are vying for Online GotY. Other categories at this year'd D.I.C.E. Awards include Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Family Game of the Year, and the obligatory Game of the Year, which sees many of the same nominees from this year's Game Awards present.

You can check out the full list of nominees on the official D.I.C.E. Summit website. The Awards will take place in Las Vegas on February 24th at the Mandalay Bay Resort.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore