The Game Awards 2022 announces nominated VR games
The Game Awards are the most prestigious award in the games industry. Which VR games are nominated in 2022?
The event will take place on December 8, 2022 and, like last year, will be held live and with invited guests at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The awards ceremony will be streamed on YouTube and other channels, and will begin with a pre-show starting at 1:30 a.m. German time on Dec. 9.
The most nominated 2D games this year include God of War Ragnarok (10 nominations), Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West (7 nominations each), Stray (6 nominations) and A Plague Tale: Requiem (5 nominations).
Awards are given in a total of 31 categories. One of them is Best VR/AR.
The games are nominated by more than a hundred international gaming publications, journalists and influencers. This jury decides 90 percent of who wins the awards. The remaining ten percent of the votes are cast by game fans, who can vote online for their favorites.
Since new games are always presented at the Game Awards, it is possible that one or the other VR game will also be announced.
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These VR games are nominated in 2022
This is the ninth time the Game Awards will be held and the seventh time VR games will be honored in their own category. The following five VR games are nominated in 2022.
- After The Fall (Vertigo Games)
- Among Us VR (Schell Games, Innersloth)
- Bonelab (Stress Level Zero)
- Moss: Book II (Polyarc)
- Red Matter 2 (Vertical Robot)
No Man’s Sky, nominated in the Best Ongoing category, has a VR mode that will be overhauled again next year for Playstation VR 2. You can also experience the seven-time nominee Elden Ring in VR thanks to a PC VR mod. You can find our (not yet final) list of the best VR games of 2022 behind the link.
Previous winners and other awards
In previous years, the following VR games won at the Game Awards:
- 2021: Resident Evil 4 (Quest 2 exclusive)
- 2020: Half-Life: Alyx (Steam-exclusive)
- 2019: Beat Saber
- 2018: Astro Bot (PSVR-exclusive)
- 2017: Resident Evil 7 (PSVR-exclusive)
- 2016: Rez Infinite
Two other award ceremonies to keep an eye out for are the 2022 VR Awards and the D.I.C.E. Awards. The VR Awards will take place on December 1, 2022, and the D.I.C.E. Awards will take place early next year.