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Respawn and Oculus documentary wins an Oscar

The short film featured in VR title Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

Respawn Entertainment and Oculus have staked a claim in the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 2021 Oscars for its in-game film, Colette.

Colette is a 25-minute documentary made by Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard, co-produced by Respawn and Oculus. It features as part of the gallery mode in Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, a VR game released last year.

The documentary tells the story of Colette Marin-Catherine, a French Resistance fighter, and it follows her journey back to Germany for the first time since World War 2.

Colette marks the first-ever Academy Award win for a video game company.

Respawn is keeping busy with other projects; the studio recently unveiled the first details on Apex Legends Mobile, with a beta set to launch in India later this year.

Studio head Vince Zampella also confirmed last week that a brand new IP is in the works at Respawn.

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Danielle Partis has been working in the games industry since 2017. She previously worked at Steel Media as the founding editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz before moving on to run PocketGamer.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. She can be found on Twitter @daniellepartis tweeting about old games and big robots.

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