Resident Evil 7 Wins Best VR at the Game Awards

Capcom takes home Best Virtual Reality honors at last night's Game Awards.

By L.B. Lubomski

Image via Capcom / CC BY

The "Best Virtual Reality Game" award went to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard at last night's Game Awards, securing a big win for Capcom. The horror title beat out four other nominations in the category, including Superhot VR and Star Trek: Bridge Crew.

Resident Evil 7, the latest in the survival horror series, was released on January 24th of this year to very positive reviews. One of the biggest changes was the switch to a first-person perspective. This made it a perfect candidate for Sony's Playstation VR. Online videos of scared gamers playing this version of the game became quite popular around the time of its release. Capcom also made available a special "4D blood scented" candle to enhance the experience.

For those interested in giving the game a go, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition, which will include all of the game's downloadable digital content, is set to release on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. We are also giving away a copy of this game for our Slash the Halls Twitter Giveaway. See below for details on how to enter for your chance to win!


Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition will be available for Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. The VR experience is currently only available on the PS4.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.