HTC, Sony shine at Paris Games Week

HTC’s Vive wins Best Accessory at Paris Games Week. (Image courtesy HTC.)

HTC’s Vive wins Best Accessory at Paris Games Week. (Image courtesy HTC.)

HTC’s Vive virtual reality  headset has received the Best Accessory at Paris Games Week, and Sony’s Playstation VR received the Technical Innovation prize at the world’s second-largest video game trade fair, the organization announced.

The Vive was featured at Paris Games Week with several playable virtual reality demonstrations, including a first-person shooter game based on Lions Gate Entertainment Corp’s box office hit film John Wick, Owlchemy Labs LLC’s real-life simulation game Job Simulator and zombie survival game Arizona Sunshine.

Sony PlayStation VR headset, formerly Project Morpheus.

Sony PlayStation VR headset, formerly Project Morpheus.

The Sony PlayStation VR also got its share of attention at the event, with 19 new game trailers. In addition, Sony also announced that 200 developers are currently working on content for the platform. However, there was still no word on the consumer release date nor final pricing for the headset.

The sixth annual Paris Games Week, which ended this past Sunday, is the world’s second-largest video game trade show after Germany’s Gamescom. This year, the five-day event attracted more than 300,000 visitors.

Watch Sony’s presentation below:

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