Following a voting process by more than 90 influential industry figures, Polish studio CD Projekt Red took home four awards with The Witcher III earning the team prizes for Use of a Licence or IP and Visual Arts. The developer itself also won Independent Studio and the special Studio of the Year award, which is chosen by the Develop team.
Here is the full list of winners from the 2016 awards:


New Games IP - PC/Console
WINNER: Her Story – Sam Barlow
New Games IP - Mobile
WINNER: Rival Kingdoms – Space Ape Games​
Use of a Licence or IP
WINNER:  The Witcher 3 – CD Projekt Red​
Visual Arts
WINNER: The Witcher – CD Projekt RED
Audio Accomplishment
WINNER: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room
Use of Narrative
WINNER: Her Story – Sam Barlow


Design & Creativity Tool
WINNER: Wwise – Audiokinetic
Production Tool
WINNER: Perforce – Perforce Software​
WINNER: Unreal Engine 4 – Epic Games​
Creative Outsourcer - Audio
WINNER: Side – The Witcher 3​
Creative Outsourcer - Visual & Development
WINNER: D3T – The Witcher III (PS4)​
WINNER: Player Research​
QA & Localisation
WINNER: Testology​
WINNER: Amiqus​
Publishing Hero
WINNER: Devolver Digital​
Mirco Studio
WINNER: Sam Barlow
Independent Studio
WINNER: CD Projekt Red​
In-House Studio
WINNER: Rocksteady​
New Studio
WINNER: Triangular Pixels
Development Legend
WINNER: Hideo Kojima