Later this month will see South West Virtual Reality (VR) Conference (SWVRC) kicking off. At the conference many speakers from different software and videogame development companies will feature including Channel 4, Pinewood, The Imaginarium, Unity 3D and Alchemy VR. Adding to the already impressive line up are videogame developers Bossa Studios and Sony.
Head of Sony Computer Entertainment, Dave Ranyard will be joining a growing list of speakers. Ranyard has also been working on Playstation VR titles like The Deep and VR Luge which are to be released with support from Sony’s Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD). In a press release, Ranyard spoke about his excitement for SWVRC: “I’m really looking forward to SouthWest VR – I think it’s going to be great to see different perspectives of people working in VR – and it really feels like a fantastic, grass roots event.”
Also speaking is Bossa Studios’ co-founder, Henrique Olifiers. His first videogame produced at the company was Monstermind which was nominated for two BAFTAs after its release in 2011. The company is also responsible for humorous titles like Surgeon Simulator as well as surreal title I Am Bread.
Other first time speakers are also set to make an appearance like videogame development studio Fierce Kaiju’s Mark Washbrook and Paul Colls who had worked on VR title Viral for Samsung’s Gear VR title Viral. Also speaking will be Duncan Burbidge, executive producer of a previsualision company, The Third Floor Inc.
VRFocus will be in attendance at the conference this month and will keep you updated on the latest from SWVRC.