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VR Plays Big at 2017 D.I.C.E Summit

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced a selection of new speakers for the 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit, taking place 21st-23rd February 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Speakers will examine various aspects that drive World Building; from building prosperous creative communities that welcome and nurture player communities to the many ways in which new technologies can offer a glimpse of the future of videogame development.

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Justin Roiland, co-creator, writer and voice actor on Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty, and Tanya Watson, former Epic Games executive producer, are taking the D.I.C.E. stage to chat about their approach to making memorable and humorous videogames for the VR world through their company Squanchtendo. What would that look like? What types of things would happen? What would be different about the development process to support it? How is it more engaging in VR? What experiences do they have to lend to its creation? Roiland and Watson will paint that theoretical world along with the potential opportunity for VR, alongside its advantages and disadvantages.

These industry experts will join previously announced speakers that include Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard, Magic Leap, Jason Rubin, Head of Content at Oculus VR, and Ted Price, CEO and Founder, Insomniac Games.
The 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit will be held 21st-23rd February 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas.

VRFocus will keep you updated with future VR projects from Squanchtendo, as well as Insomniac Games, Oculus VR and the still closely guarded augmented reality (AR) projects at Magic Leap.