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SXSW Gaming Awards: Half-Life: Alyx Wins, Zombieland VR Coming March 25

The winners of the SXSW Gaming Awards for 2020 were announced last weekend as part of SXSW Online, which also included some more details about upcoming VR title Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever.

There’s only one specific VR category in the SXSW Gaming Awards — VR Game of the Year — which went, somewhat unsurprisingly, to Half-Life: Alyx. It beat out some tough competition, including Down the Rabbit Hole, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, Star Wars: Squadrons and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.

In other categories, some titles with optional VR support took home awards as well. Dreams won the Matthew Crump Culture Innovation Award, while Microsoft Flight Simulator won the Excellence in Technical Achievement category.

The awards also featured some more Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever news, an upcoming VR FPS announced earlier in the month. We knew the game was coming this Spring, but it’s even closer than we thought — the game will release later this week on March 25 for Quest. The release schedule for other platforms will be announced later.

Additionally, XR Games also announced a collaboration with VR esports organization VR Master League (VRML) to produce the “Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever Invitational.” The invitation was announced with a mini promotional tournament featuring VR YouTubers and influencers, as seen in the video above, hosted and casted by esports personality Alex “Goldenboy” Mendes. There are sign-ups already available on the Zombieland VR site.

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