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, because 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 prouder of Anthony Giacchino and the team's work in bringing Colette's story to life as part of the Medal of Honor, a video game franchise steeped in history that retells the stories of veterans through the ages to generations," says Peter Hirschmann, Creative Director at Respawn Entertainment. The game industry shouldn't stop at the premiere if Hirschmann has his way. He hopes this Oscar is 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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