The Game Awards Nominate Asgard, Blood & Truth, Beat Saber, And More

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The Game Awards nominated some some popular VR games ahead of its Dec. 12 show.

The Best VR/AR Game category this year nominates the following:

  • Asgard’s Wrath (Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios)
  • Blood & Truth (SIE London Studio/SIE)
  • Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games)

Nominees for The Game Awards are generally chosen by a jury of gaming-focused media outlets with the winner chosen through a combination jury vote and public fan voting. Voting ends Dec. 11 at 6 pm Pacific and you can vote at the link above.

Concrete Genie from Pixelopus includes a VR mode as well and was nominated in the Games for Impact category.

2019 has been a big year for virtual reality game releases, like a fully realized VR mode for No Man’s Sky and our first 5/5 rated game Asgard’s Wrath, each of which made the cut for nominations. Other impressive titles, though, including our second 5/5 rated game, Pistol Whip, and the impressive shooter Stormland seemed to slide under the jury’s radar. The rules state that Nov. 15 was the cut off for nominations and both games released before then.

Rumors also point to Half-Life: Alyx being part of this year’s edition of The Game Awards in some capacity, though that was before Valve announced it is sharing details this Thursday.

The Game Awards air live for free on Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 pm on major social, streaming and gaming platforms worldwide.

What do you think? Do you agree with the nominations or were there any great VR games from 2019 you felt should have been recognized? Please share in the comments.



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