PSVR Winners At Sony’s PlayStation Awards Are Not What We Expected

by Jamie Feltham • December 3rd, 2018

Sony has just announced the winners of the 2018 PlayStation Awards in Japan, and the list of VR titles raises an eyebrow.

Bethesda’s Skyrim VR, Aquire’s No Heroes Allowed VR! and Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo Sport all took home prizes in this category. Before you start asking where Astro Bot is, take note that these aren’t selected on quality but instead simply recognize the best-selling PSVR games in Asia region in the past year. That would explain why one of PSVR’s biggest games, Skyrim, made it onto the list despite releasing in 2017 and why No Heroes Allowed, a series better known in Japan, also thrived.

It is a little strange to see Gran Turismo Sport on the list, though. Fans will know that Polyphony’s 2017 racing sim only offered barebones, optional PSVR support compared to the rest of the game that could be played on a flat screen. It’s a shame to see the game take a spot that could have been given to a dedicated VR game, though we don’t know if Sony is judging this based upon how many people played GT Sport’s VR mode or otherwise.

Still, with Sony getting so many great games onto PSVR in recent months including the likes of Astro Bot and Firewall, hopefully we’ll see some more VR-angled games winning next year.

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