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Nominations for Best VR Game at The Game Awards Announced, Includes EVE: Valkyrie and Job Simulator

Other nominations include Thumper, Batman: Arkham VR and Rez Infinite.

In a couple of weeks time the annual Game Awards will be taking place in Los Angeles. One of the biggest industry events on the calendar, the awards feature the latest and greatest videogames from around the world. All the nominations have now been announced, with the Best VR Game category featuring some well known titles.

Five virtual reality (VR) videogames have been selected for the category award, these are: Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/WBIE), EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games), Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs), Rez Infinite (Enhance Games) and Thumper (Drool).

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With all the VR titles currently available over several platforms, it seems the PlayStation VR is doing very well. While EVE: Valkyrie and Job Simulator do appear on other headsets the other three are purely exclusive to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) head-mounted display (HMD).

But VR and augmented reality (AR) titles aren’t just confined to one specific category. Pokémon GO from Niantic appears in Best Mobile/Handheld and Best Family Game, while Rez Infinite and Thumper reappear in Best Music/Sound Design.

“The Game Awards is all about celebrating the state of video game art,” said Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards producer/host.  “In just a few short weeks we will recognize the most outstanding games of 2016 in unexpected ways, and preview the most anticipated games of 2017 and beyond with the longest, most in-depth world premieres we’ve ever attempted — including surprises and new game announcements.”

VRFocus reported on The Game Awards earlier this month, when it was revealed that VR specialist broadcaster NextVR would be live-streaming the event via its app on Samsung Gear VR.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of The Game Awards, reporting back with any further announcements.

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