Bethesda has said that it feels "vindicated" by gamers voting for Fallout: New Vegas as the Best RPG at the Golden Joystick Awards, admitting that the game triumphed in the category despite releasing with a large number of bugs and glitches.
The Obsidian-developed RPG beat out The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and Dragon Age II to take the category prize in its genre. Gamers, who usually balk at the sign of products with technical issues, vote for the winners at the Golden Joysticks, which lead to Fallout's win surprising the crowd on the evening.
When asked if the publisher was surprised at the win, European Managing Director Sean Brennan told SPOnG that "Nobody likes to put a game out that has bugs in it, at the end of the day. So, that was an issue, obviously.
"But I think that if people can transcend those issues, it becomes a fantastic game. I know a lot of people personally who really enjoyed it. So it vindicates it even more - the quality of the game and the brand itself - that people still voted this to be their Number 1, despite the issues that we had."
Brennan also waxed lyrical about upcoming blockbuster RPG Skyrim, adding that the latest Elder Scrolls game will "push the boundaries on not just what can be done but what is expected in the genre. A lot of people who never dreamed of playing a role-playing game before in their lives will fundamentally buy this and really enjoy it," he said, noting that the title will attract a large number of female gamers.
Skyrim won a Golden Joystick Award for "One to Watch," as voted by gamers. It will be released on the 11th November.