Last year the annual Game Awards introduced a virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) category for the first time and now the nominations for the 2017 awards have been revealed.
Naturally, the category features five of the best and most well-known VR titles available across multiple platforms. The first is SUPERHOT VR, which originally launched on Oculus Rift with Touch support before being ported to HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. The title has seen near universal acclaim due to its particular gameplay style where time only moves when you do. So there’s plenty of slow-mo bullet dodging and gunplay as you try to kill enemies.
Next up is Star Trek: Bridge Crew for the same headsets. Created by Ubisoft’s in-house studio Red Storm Entertainment, the videogame features a single-player mode but the core of the title revolves around its multiplayer, where four people take on the role of either Captain, Helm, Engineering or Tactical, aboard the USS Aegis, completing missions for the Federation.
Then there’s a dual nomination in the form of Ready at Dawn and Oculus Studios’ Lone Echo and Echo Arena. The first is a single-player campaign set among the stars where you play a robot in a mining outpost. An anomaly suddenly appears causing all sorts of chaos. While the latter is a separate, multiplayer esports title set in the same universe, where players battle in teams in various zero-gravity arenas.
The final two are PlayStation VR exclusives, first-person shooter (FPS) Farpoint which launched back in May alongside the Aim controller and Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Farpoint is another sci-fi adventure where you find yourself stranded on an alien world filled with all sorts of nasty hostiles. Whereas Resident Evil 7 biohazard needs no introduction. Launched earlier this year for PlayStation 4 with VR support, this latest version has proven to be extremely popular. Due to it also being a standard console title, Resident Evil 7 biohazard also features in the Best Game Direction and Best Audio Design categories.
The public can vote for their favourites through The Game Awards official website, direct on Google Search by typing in “the game awards vote” in the Google search bar, or for select categories via Twitter DM and Facebook Messenger by following The Game Awards accounts.
The awards will be livestreamed through various outlets including YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Live and many more on 7th December 2017.
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