The VR Awards Announce 2022 Finalists

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The prestigious VR ceremony returns with a live in-person event in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

For the past six years, the Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) has recognized incredible groundbreaking milestones in the VR industry with their annual VR Awards. Previous winners have included hardware such as Meta Quest 2 headsets that social media influencers like Thrill seekerand VR experiences including ILMxLAB’s Secrets of Empire and Wolves in the walls from Fable Studio.

This year’s awards promise to be even bigger. Schell Games’ I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar‘, Armature Studios critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4 VRand Ramen VRs Zenith: The Last City are just a few of the finalists who want to walk away with the top spot. Meanwhile, the Pico Neo3 Link, Varjo Aero and VIVE Flow will win the title of VR Hardware of the Year 2022 alongside non-headset nominees like the Maestro DK3.

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This year, the VR Awards returns as a live in-person event in partnership with Immersive Tech Week (ITW) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands at de Doelen concert hall on 1 December. This partnership will provide both ITW and The VR Awards with the unique opportunity to expand their reach in the global immersive community.

With that said, let’s just dive into this year’s finalists!

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This year’s VR Healthcare

This year’s VR Education and Training

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VR Enterprise Solution of the Year

  • Accenture – Orchestra 1 – Future Supply Chain Control Tower in the Metaverse
  • Accenture GmbH (together with E.ON SE) – Republic – Community for Sustainability
  • Contact CI – Contact CI Haptic Integration: Lightweight VR training simulators that enable high-fidelity, physics-based effects in the training simulator
  • Dynepic – MOTAR (Member-Operations-Training-Analysis-Reports)
  • Immerse – Deepen the marketplace
  • Immersion – The immersion
  • Make Real – Make Real Ltd / Tunnelskills / CITB – VR Induction Suite
  • SEAT SA (SEAT & CUPRA) – Immersive Design Check (IMDCH)
  • Spin view – Spinview’s Vision OS for global media and entertainment
  • Spinview – Spinview’s Vision OS for Transport for London
  • WaveFunction, Lda – Metaverse Car Showroom

VR Social Impact Award

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Rising VR Company of the Year

Innovative VR company of the year

Location-based VR entertainment of the year

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VR Marketing Campaign of the Year

VR film of the year

  • Alchemy Immersive – David Attenborough’s First Life
  • Alchemy Immersive – Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough
  • Atlas V, Arte France, BBC, Serendipity, PTS Taiwan, Wild Fang Films, GIIOI – Missing Pictures
  • Baobab Studios – Namoo
  • City light – Experience Yosemite
  • Fluffy Cactus – Diagnosis
  • Infinite Frame Media – The choice
  • New Canvas – Lustration
  • TARGO – Surviving 9/11
  • Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan – Samsara

This year’s VR experience

  • Fast Travel Games AB – Virtuos
  • Filmaddict – Blanca Li’s Le Bal de Paris
  • Hakawati Studio – Wamdah | Journey to the future
  • Interactive Media Foundation – MYRIDS. Where we connect. | VR experience
  • Meta Platforms Inc. – Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache: A VR Experience
  • Meta, ARTE France, BFI; Archer’s Mark, Atlas V – On The Morning You Wake (To the End of the World)
  • Schell game – Lost recipes
  • SENSORIUM – Experiences out of this world
  • The metafilm – The MetaMovie Presents: Alien Rescue
  • EARTH – LifeboardVR | EARTH
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VR hardware of the year

VR game of the year

  • AEXLAB – VAIL VR
  • Vertigo game – After the Fall
  • AMATA KK – The tale of Onogoro
  • Fast Travel Games AB – Cities: VR
  • ILMxLAB – Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Last Call
  • Meta / Capcom / Armature Studios – Resident Evil 4
  • Mighty Eyes – Wanderer
  • Miru Studio – Finger gun
  • Neat Corp – The Garden of the Sea
  • POLYARC GAMES – Moss: Book II
  • Ramen VR – Zenith: The Last City
  • Ready at dawn / Meta – Lone Echo II
  • Schell Games – I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar
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You can also find the list of finalists at the VR Awards website.

If you would like to attend the VR Awards 2022 ceremony to celebrate all things VR excellence, please book your tickets here.

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