Resident Evil 4 VR Wins VR Game Of The Year At SXSW 2022

This year’s nominees included hit games such as Demeo, Lone Echo II, and After the Fall just to name a few.

This past weekend, South by Southwest held its annual SXSW Gaming Awards Ceremony online, shining a spotlight on the best video game releases of the year across 12 separate categories, including “VR Game of the Year.”

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This year’s competition was stacked with several noticeable experiences, from Resolution Games’ expertly crafted VR dungeon crawler Demeo to Vertigo Games’ fast-paced co-op shooter After the Fall. The following is a full list of the 2022 nominees:

That said, there can only be one winner, and this year that honor went to Resident Evil 4 VR. A VR adaptation of the hit 2005 action-adventure game of the same name, RE4 VR puts you in the shoes of Leon S. Kennedy, a special agent for the US government tasked with rescuing the president’s daughter from a psychotic cult.

The game has been released on virtually every platform known to man, from modern consoles to smartphone devices. That said, Armature Studios’ VR adaptation takes the game in a bold new direction with custom motion controls and VR-specific interactions.

Last year RE4 VR took home the award for “VR Game of the Year” at The Game Awards 2021 as well as the Best Remake and Best AR/VR Game of the Year at the 11th Annual New York Game Awards in February.

For a full breakdown of this year’s nominees and awards visit here.

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