As the virtual reality (VR) community has grown over the past few years, so too has the number of meetups for developers and enthusiasts to gather at. One of the longest-running meetup groups for VR fans in the UK is hosted by Bossa Studios, the developer behind the popular VR compatible Surgeon Simulator series as well as the likes of I Am Bread. It’s been a while since the team hosted its last meetup in its office in London. This week, however, Bossa Studios confirmed that it will be hosting a new event in December 2015.
The next Bossa VR Meetup is set to take place on 1st December at 18:45 GMT+1 at Zetland House, 5-25 Scrutton Street, London. As usual, the team is lining up a number of talks and demos for the evening. Attendees can look forward to hearing from Rewind’s Matt Allen, talking about the company’s new focus on Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD). VR academic Harry Brenton will also be talking about the mechanics and grammar of the technology whilst a third mystery speaker will be taking a look at an upcoming project for the Gear VR mobile HMD.
In terms of demos, Bossa Studios will have an area set up for an HTC Vive demo of Surgeon Simulator – Experience Reality, which recently received a new trailer. Julian Williams will also be providing a hands-on demo of VR locomotion device, ROVR, running on a VR version of Pac Man. Elsewhere, Carlos Ulloa and Libertad Aguilera will be demoing the Fantasynth ride, complete with bass shaker and haptic vest while BenL will be showcasing a new World War 1-era VR flight simulation named Flying Aces.
Those interested in attending the event can currently head to a meetup page to be added to a waiting list, though the initial 60 guest cap has already been reached. VRFocus will continue to follow Bossa Studios’ work in VR, reporting back with the latest updates from the company.