Gran Turismo 7 Wins DICE Awards Racing Game of the Year

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Gran Turismo 7 has picked up another prestigious gaming award, this time earning recognition from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) as its racing game of the year in the annual DICE Awards.

Held each year in Las Vegas, the DICE Awards (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) recognize the best games and the people behind them each year, rounding out the week-long DICE Summit.

The Academy’s 33,000+ membership votes on the titles nominated each year, and this year’s event was the 26th — having first taken place in May 1998.

This year’s Racing Game of the Year category consisted of just three titles, with Gran Turismo 7 going wheel to wheel with F1 22 and Need for Speed Unbound, and coming out on top among the member polling.

It’s the third time that Gran Turismo has taken the category win, with the first Gran Turismo winning in 1998 and Gran Turismo 3 victorious in 2001. Every main GT game, including Sport, has been nominated for the category with the extraordinary exception of Gran Turismo 4.

The award marks the end of a particularly busy week for GT7, with the most recent update bringing PlayStation VR2 support, a trial of the advanced GT Sophy AI, and the return of fan-favorite circuit Grand Valley. It is of course only just over a week until the game’s first anniversary too.

Kazunori Yamauchi wasn’t available to pick up the trophy in person at the awards event, this year held at the new Resorts World Las Vegas location, with the award collected on his behalf.

Unsurprisingly, Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok dominated the awards, with 19 category nominations and 12 wins between them. Although sister studio SIE Santa Monica picked up the most wins for Ragnarok, Elden Ring took the overall Game of the Year title.

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