The nominees for outstanding writing in video games for the 2014 Writers Guild of America awards include four different titles which released during the past year including The Last of Us and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The Writers Guild of America revealed their nominations for the video game category on Jan 9 in which a winner is scheduled to be announced at the start of February during the 2014 Writers Guild Award ceremony.
Earning numerous game of the year awards, it isn’t surprising to see Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic epic, which was written by Neil Druckmann, to be among the nominees. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which featured a team of writers, is also an familiar franchise for the award as scriptwriter Jill Murray took home the 2013 WGA award in 2013 for Assassin’s Creed: Liberation.
Rounding out the nominations were Batman: Arkham Origins and Lost Planet 3. It’s important to note that, in order to consider for the Writer’s Guild of America award, the game’s writer must be a member of the WGA and the title has to be submitted to the organization. As such, there is a limited pool of titles that actually qualify to receive the award.