The Oscars this year has nominated a short film which was a part of Respawn's 2020 VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Representing a game and the developer company of the game, it has made history in the oscars.
The first-person shooter, virtual reality title came out at the end of 2020 and mostly received favourable reviews. Now it can add an Oscar nomination to the list of accolades.
Medal of Honor has a rich history of filmmaking, dating back to the beginning of the series in 1999. The first game was developed by DreamWorks Interactive, a joint venture between DreamWorks Studios and Microsoft, and the plot was written by renowned film director Steven Spielberg.
Soon after, the Medal of Honor franchise became a huge hit, and over the next decade, it formed a rivalry with Call of Duty. By 2012, however, Call of Duty had faded in popularity and performance, leaving Medal of Honor: Warfighter to seemingly be the last in the franchise.
That changed when Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Apex Legends, acquired the intellectual property and developed the series' first virtual reality game. One exclusive element Respawn added to its take of Medal of Honor was about 90 minutes of short documentary content created specifically for the game.