John Carmack wins Lifetime Achievement prize at VR Awards 2019Oculus Quest crowned best hardware, while A Fisherman’s Tale is declared best gameJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 12th November 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleOculus VRid Software co-founder John Carmack received the highest accolade at last night’s VR Awards.The Oculus CTO received the award for Lifetime Achievement during a ceremony in London. The category “celebrates an individual with an outstanding contribution to virtual reality.”Carmack left id to join Oculus back in 2013, taking on the role of chief technology officer, where he has been instrumental in helping to advance the company’s hardware.Oculus also won the award for VR Hardware of the Year thanks to the release of Oculus Quest, a standalone headset that delivers quality virtual reality experiences without the need for a PC. The Quest beat off competition from sister product Rift S, as well as rival Vive Pro Eye and other contenders from HP, VR Electronic and VRgineers.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Finally, Innerspace VR and Arté France took home the prize for best VR game of the year with their puzzle adventure game A Fisherman’s Tale.The game triumphed over 12 fellow nominees, including Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Blood & Truth, Falcon Age, Angry Birds VR and the virtual reality edition of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.The VR Awards were chosen from over 500 nominations by a panel of over 60 judges, all co-ordinated by extended reality group AIXR.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The VR & AR newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesOculus halts headset sales in GermanyFacebook says it’s a temporary move and will continue supporting existing owners in the countryBy Brendan Sinclair 8 months agoSony reportedly increasing PS5 production to 10m units by 2021Meanwhile, Facebook said to be ramping up manufacturing for Oculus devicesBy James Batchelor 9 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.