Following the announcement, Neil Druckmann, the creative director and lead co-writer for the game, expressed to fans in a video message Naughty Dogs’ love for every single game on the list.
He further went on to say that he could not be prouder of the game and the team that put it together, and how they lifted each other when they needed to and specifically gave a shout out to Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey without whom the game would not be what it is.
Finally, Neil issued his thanks to every single fan that voted for them. As this was a fan award, he shared that his fans have no idea what it means to him and the team and that they will continue to keep working hard to make their fans proud.
The award marked the end of a remarkable night for Naughty Dog, which claimed the award of Best Studio along with four further awards in categories of Best Audio, Best Storytelling, Best Visual Design, and PlayStation Game of the Year, hence concluding to making Naughty Dog one of the most successful eminent Golden Joystick Awards winners of all time.