The VR Awards Moves To Digital, In-VR Event For Its Fourth Year


The annual VR Awards can be returning for the fourth consecutive yr later in 2020, however the present goes all-digital.

AIXR, the group behind the awards, is transitioning from the bodily occasion beforehand held in London to a completely on-line stream. Particulars are skinny proper now, however AIXR tells me it’s planning to let folks be a part of each in VR and on regular PCs and tablets.

The transfer was spurred in some half by the continuing coronavirus disaster however AIXR additionally confused that it had deliberate to maneuver the VR Awards on-line for a very long time. The present state of affairs on the planet simply meant that this was the time to do it.

And so the occasion plans for a stay panel paired with pre-programmed content material. There may even be new reveals for upcoming VR content material as with earlier years.

Final yr noticed A Fisherman’s Story take dwelling the prize for VR recreation of the yr. Not solely that however Fb’s John Carmack accepted a VR Lifetime Achievement Award. It was delivered simply in case, provided that Carmack now works part-time on VR, devoting himself largely to AI as an alternative.

Within the face of the present state of affairs, different VR occasions have additionally moved on-line. Yesterday HTC held its annual Vive Ecosystem Convention in VR for the primary time ever, for instance.

The VR Awards will happen on October 27. Nominations for this yr will open on March 26, with AIXR set to run Webinars that includes final yr’s winners in April. Who do you suppose is shaping as much as be an early frontrunner for greatest recreation? Tell us within the feedback beneath!