Now in its fourth year, The Game Awards has become one of the biggest events on the industry calendar, not only showcasing the best videogames but also the future of the videogame industry. The nominations are now in, and just like previous years, there is a virtual reality (VR) category with five deserving titles vying for the win.
In the best VR/AR category for 2018 there is Polyarc’s Moss, Beat Games’ Beat Saber, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Japan Studio’s Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Enhance Games’ Tetris Effect, and Firewall Zero Hour by First Contact Entertainment. That’s quite a boon for PlayStation VR owners, with three exclusives making the cut. Beat Saber the other hand is still in early access, with an official PlayStation VR launch taking place on 20th November.
There’s very little cross-over this year as well, with only one VR title appearing in another category. Moss has been nominated in the Best Indie Debut Game section, giving Polyarc a couple of winning chances.
The Game Awards 2018 will be slightly different this year as gamers will be able to help select the winners in all categories of The Game Awards by voting for their favourites in the official The Game Awards Discord server. The server is now officially open, with voting running through to 5th December. You’ll also be able to vote at TheGameAwards.com, plus certain award categories can also be voted on directly via Facebook Messenger and Twitter Direct Message. Or there’s the option to talk to Amazon Alexa to vote for specific categories, and Google Assistant.
The Game Awards takes place on Thursday, 6th December at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT. Platforms that will air The Game Awards live will include YouTube (in 4K UHD resolution), Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Mixer, Steam TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox Live, IGN, GameSpot, Polygon, MLG and Caffeine.tv. For further updates on the event next month, keep reading VRFocus.