Respawn Entertainment, the developer behind titles such as Titanfall and Apex Legends, was the first game studio to win an Oscar at this year's 93rd awards.
A video game project was at least indirectly honored, as the documentary “Colette” was shot for the VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.
Content of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
Electronic Arts celebrates as well as Repawn Entertainment. The studio has set a real milestone with winning the Oscar: It is the first game studio that the golden boy was able to get hold of for a work. The focus is on the VR video game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond and its in-game gallery. The content that can be unlocked there includes the documentary film that has now been recognized at the 93rd Academy Awards: Colette.
"We couldn't be more proud of Anthony Giacchino and the work of the team in building Colette's story as part of the Medal of Honor, a video game franchise rooted in history and retelling the stories of veterans down through the generations," says Peter Hirschmann, Creative Director at Respawn Entertainment. If Hirschmann has its way, it shouldn't stop at the premiere for the games industry. He hopes this Oscar will be just the first of many to be awarded to video game companies.
The documentary follows Colette Marin-Catherine. She is one of the last living members of the French Resistance when she returns to Germany for the first time in 74 years. Colette had refused to enter the country since the end of World War II. That only changed when the young history student Lucie stepped into her life and encouraged her to visit the concentration camp where the Nazis killed her brother.
What sounds like the outline of a real anti-war drama is actually part of a video game. The documentary Colette is thus a kind of symbol for profound, multi-layered content that video games are able to tell. The work, which is an emotional climax in the Medal of Honor gallery, is 24 minutes long. The Oculus studios were also involved in the production - at least indirectly, the Face group also received the award.
The fact that Colette was even eligible for the Iscar Awards is thanks to the British The Guardian: The daily newspaper bought the film and showed it at festivals. Only in this way could the documentary strip be included in the selection at all.
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