There’s only a couple of days to go until the third annual VRTGO conference, held in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Exhibitors already confirmed for the event include Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), Framestore, Hammerhead VR and NASA, as well as Epic Games demoing its recently announced virtual reality (VR) title Robo Recall. Today VRTGO organiser Secret Sauce has announced two more companies attending, Escape Technology and NVIDIA.
The pair will be collaborating for VRTGO 2016, demoing the latest NVIDIA technologies for VR, alongside speaking to attendees working in the VR and augmented reality (AR) fields.
Lee Danshin, CTO of Escape Technology said: “We are supporting developers of all sizes in this burgeoning technology sector – helping them adopt the right hardware and software for an optimised production pipeline. Being involved in this event is another stepping stone in widening our support. Make sure to drop by our exhibition stand at VRTGO where we’ll be demonstrating how NVIDIA’s Iray rendering technology can support VR experiences, with interactive ray tracing, accurate material representations and performance scaling from the desktop to the data centre.”
Alex Micallef, EMEA Business Development at NVIDIA said: “NVIDIA has been heavily involved in providing professional VR and AR technologies for many years. With the recent democratisation of VR that’s come with more affordable HMDs, and infinitely more powerful GPU’s, we’ve further invested on ensuring that our numerous software and hardware technologies allow developers to create the most compelling, comfortable and realistic VR.
“At VRTGO, alongside our partners Escape Technology, we’ll be showcasing an NVIDIA produced VR experience that combines thousands of different views of a building’s interior into a multi-dimensional image called a Lightfield. When inside the Lightfield, a user can look anywhere and see a photo-realistic render, in real time. The experience is the most lifelike VR experience I’ve ever experienced.”
VRTGO will be taking place on 9th, November 2016 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Tickets are still available for £199.00 GBP with a £10.95 booking fee. For all the latest news on VRTGO, keep reading VRFocus.