The VR Awards 2019 are gearing up to take place in November. That’s a little ways off, but the group is ready to announce finalists this week.
Some 12 categories feature in this year’s show. They include Hardware of the Year, which features contenders like Oculus Quest, HTC’s Vive Pro Eye, and HP’s Reverb. Meanwhile, Film of the Year recognizes the likes of Baobab’s Crow: The Legend and Breaking Fourth’s Lucid among others. Experience of the Year, meanwhile, includes the first episode of Vader Immortal and Start VR’s Awake.
As for VR Game of the Year? It’s a lengthy list stretching the entire year. There’s Ninja Theory’s Hellblade VR, Astro Bot, Firewall and Transpose from last year. But there are also more recent releases like Vacation Simulator, Blood & Truth and A Fisherman’s Tale.
We’ve got the full list of categories below. The awards take place on November 11 in London. We’ll be sure to bring you the winners.
VR Hardware of the Year:
Oculus – Quest
VRgineers – XTAL 5K HMD
Oculus – Rift S
HTC – Vive Pro Eye
VR Electronics – Teslasuit
HP – Reverb VR Headset
VR Experience of the Year:
ILMxLAB & Oculus Studios – Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I
NBC Universal & Digital Domain – Eleven Eleven
Start VR – Awake
REWIND & SkyVR – Curfew: Join The Race
Lucas Rizzotto – Where Thoughts Go
Cinétévé Experience & Backlight Studio – The Scream VR
VR Education & Training of the Year:
Filament Games – Breaking Boundaries in Science
Vodafone & Make Real – Working at Height
Isbank – IsReality (Isbank)
Orka Informatics – Virtual Training Ship Simulation (VTS)
Nanopixel & Eandis – Training: Replace low voltage fuses without life-threatening risks
Somewhere Else – BODYSWAPS®
Avantis Systems – ClassVR
Immerse & DHL – DHL: Gamification of the Cargo Loading VR Training Process
Engine House VFX – Exoplanet Explorers 2
MOYOSA Media – Mighty Masters
VR Healthcare of the Year:
Immerse – GE Healthcare: Increasing training opportunities for radiographers through VR
Oxford Medical Simulation – Oxford Medical Simulation
Fundamental Surgery – Fundamental Surgery (FS)
Precision OS Technology – Augmented Baseplate Shoulder Simulation & Patient Specific Planning
Oxford VR – Fear of Heights (clinical acrophobia).
Virtualware & King’s College London – VR for Psychosis Research and Treatment