Virtual reality (VR) is most definitely the hot topic of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), San Francisco, this week, and now it appears another hardware vendor is about to play their hand. A noted developer from Epic Games has revealed that he no longer works for the North Carolina based development studio and has instead moved to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to ‘focus on VR’.
Alongside nVidia’s potential head-mounted display (HMD) announcement, reported by VRFocus last week, competitor AMD are looking set to reveal something new. Timothy Lottes, who had previously worked at nVidia and Epic Games, has publicly announced his decision to leave the latter. In a tweet earlier this week, Lottes stated; ” Very excited to start literally on “what is next”: focusing on VR at AMD!”
It’s not yet known what role Lottes will take at AMD, however the company is obviously very keen to reveal their work in the VR sector. The company has already announced a speaker session entitled ‘Low Latency and Stutter-Free Rendering in VR and Graphics Applications’, set to be presented by Layla Mah, Lead Architect of Virtual Reality and Advanced Rendering at AMD, on Wednesday, 4th March 2015. In addition however, a full reveal of AMD’s own VR technology is expected this week. VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest VR news from AMD and all rival VR products.