Respawn just became the first Oscar-winning game developer
Respawn Entertainment could be the first and only studio to qualify as an “Oscar winner,” after a WWII short film it helped produce took home the award for best documentary (short subject) at the Oscars this weekend.
Colette, a documentary co-produced by Respawn and Oculus and distributed free of charge by The Guardian, follows one of the last surviving members of the French resistance as she returns to Germany for the first time in 74 years, visiting the concentration camp where his brother was killed.
The documentary was produced as part of several historic live-action shorts, created for the studio’s virtual reality shooter, Medal Of Honor: Above And Beyond, and names Respawn CEO Vince Zampella as co-producer. . Naturally, the studio is really excited to be the first games studio to win an Oscar.
We are thrilled with Colette’s best documentary (short topic) #Oscars wins tonight! On behalf of Vince, Peter and all of us at Respawn, we are honored and honored. Thanks And if you haven’t seen the movie, you can watch it for free here: https://t.co/CxwNGWMOXvApril 26, 2021
We were less enthusiastic about Medal Of Honor: Above And Beyond itself, with reviewer Tyler Wild discovering an “inconsistent and sometimes boring WWII VR adventure”. Now that Respawn has established that he can produce Oscar-winning documentaries, we can only hope he can put those chops in funding for a heartfelt movie about a wall-runner soldier and his giant robot boyfriend.