The 20th D.I.C.E. Awards have now taken place in Las Vegas honouring the industry’s top videogames, with several of the best known virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles receiving accolades.
There were two dedicated awards for VR experiences, with Immersive Reality Game of the Year being scooped by SUPERHOT VR from SUPERHOT Sp. z o.o. While the Immersive Reality Technical Achievement award went to Eagle Flight, developed by FunHouse and published by Ubisoft. In the Mobile Game of the Year category Niantic Labs’ massively popular AR videogame Pokémon GO came out top, adding to its growing list of awards having previously won Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year and Innovation Of The Year at the Golden Joystick Awards.
“For the past 20 years, the D.I.C.E. Awards have been bringing together the most talented, innovative and inspiring minds in interactive entertainment to recognize and celebrate the industry’s most outstanding achievements,” said Mike Fischer, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “We’re thrilled to congratulate all of this year’s award winners whose incredible games have amazed and entertained fans worldwide, and are truly an inspiration to us all.”
Eagle Flight first launched for Oculus Rift in October before making its way to PlayStation VR and HTC Vive by the end of 2016. SUPERHOT VR on the other hand is currently exclusive to Oculus Rift with support for Oculus Touch.
Pokémon GO players were treated to a big update this month adding 80 more Pokémon from the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, including Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile. Additionally, two new Berries, expanded outfit and accessory options, new gameplay mechanics and new Evolution items were included.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of the latest VR accolades, reporting back with more award winners.