Unity for VRTGO 2015 and Stellar Line-Up

Posted on October 30, 2015

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VRTGO 2015 organisers have announced Unity Technologies as headline sponsor, plus a presentation by the company’s community evangelist Joe Robins on Unity’s plans for VR.

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On 12 November the Baltic Art Centre will thrum to the vibes of serious VR as VRTGO 2015 powers up, backed by Unity Technologies as exhibitor and event sponsor. Community evangelist, Joe Robins, will be there to talk about his company’s VR engine and development platform, alongside its research plans.

“Unity already provides targeted tools to craft immersive VR experiences and we’re actively researching new and better ways to develop for these new technologies”, said Robins. “We strongly believe that VR and AR will play a key role in the future of not only the games industry, but training, visualization, and more.”

VRTGO will be held at the Baltic Art Centre on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside on 12 November. The event aims to outline the vision for the future of virtual reality and investigate where developments in hardware, software, user experience and applications are heading.

Talks already confirmed for the event include:

  • Jed Ashforth, PlayStation VR – PlayStation VR, Past, Present and Future
  • Patrick O’luanaigh, nDreams – Travelling Without Moving: Controlling Movement in Virtual Reality
  • Andrew Robinson, CCP Games – The lasting impression of VR – psychology and narrative of the immersive experience’
  • Jason Lovell, Samsung Gear VR – Mobile’s role in a Virtual Reality future
  • Joe Robins, Unity – Unity’s Plan for VR

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