The yearly fanfare of the Game Awards has come and gone, leaving Capcom with the award for Best VR/AR Game for their massively successful horror-adventure Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), a game that equally supports both PSVR and traditional monitors.

As a testament to its popularity, after its launch in January some metrics showed that almost 10 percent of registered PSVR players were playing it concurrently. Capcom announced last month that Resident Evil 7 had some 475,000 PSVR players out of the ~4 billion units sold. The game currently holds a near [5/5] stars on PSN.

The ‘Best VR Game’ category was modified slightly from last year to include AR games, although technically none of the nominees are available on the few nascent AR headsets in the wild.

And there was some pretty stiff competition too:

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – developed by Capcom
  • Farpoint – developed by Impulse Gear
  • Lone Echo – developed by Ready at Dawn
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew – developed by Red Storm Entertainment
  • Superhot VR – developed by Superhot Team

Nominees for The Game Awards were selected by an international jury of 51 global media and influencer outlets, selected for their history of critically and editorially evaluating video games.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard also recently took home the Golden Joystick for Best VR Game, determined by community choice.


Who do you think should of won? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • PJ

    Great stuff, now give PCVR gamers the dam game!

    • Daniel slicker (DanielC)

      We already have it in VR dude , do some research. And its freaking miles ahead of the PSVR version. Vorpx FTW

      • PJ

        Vorpx is crap

  • ConCon

    Not even a VR game

    • Michael

      But it is.

      • Petanko

        It’s like saying Half-Life 2 is a VR game because you can play it in a headset using vorpX.

        Flat games that can be played in a headset shouldn’t be considered a VR game. It’s very unfair to those developers who actually make real VR games like The Lab, Arizona Sunshine, Job Simulator, etc. The level of interactivity, game design and gameplay considerations are completely different.

        It is as if RE7 was a good game but wasn’t good enough to get nominated for other categories, so they decided to give it a VR award just because it has a tacked on VR component. So much BS.

        • Robbie Zeigler

          You sound bitter…..

    • Robbie Zeigler

      Yes it is… even on a flat screen you can tell it was made for VR.

  • NooYawker

    “Resident Evil 7 had some 475,000 PSVR players out of the ~4 billion units sold”
    4 BILLION units sold? i think it should say 4 million.

  • Zachary Scott Dickerson

    Maybe Vive/Oculus will get a port this year yes? No more 1 year exclusives please. Not enough content to go around.

  • AndyP

    364 days and counting – heard nothing. I thought it was supposed to be released for Vive and Rift after one year (i.e. this Thursday) – but I’m starting to think that may have been a BS rumour they spread to get us to buy it on PC non-VR. Has anyone heard anything about PCVR release lately? I’ve played it on PSVR (great) and VorpX (total crap – found VorpX to be the biggest waste of gaming money ever, and I’ve been playing since Atari Home!).