This weekend sees the annual SXSW festival return to Austin, Texas, exploring the worlds of interactive, film, music, and comedy with awards, screenings, and showcases. Heading to the event is D-BOX Technologies, part of contingent of 50 Québec companies called Planet Québec. For SXSW D-BOX has teamed up with Minority Media to showcase its virtual reality (VR) title, Time Machine VR.
The delegation will be the largest from the province ever to be part of this SXSW, made up of representatives from a variety of sectors including VR, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of things (IoT), transportation, culture and the creative and digital industries.
Time Machine VR launched for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift last year, for SXSW a new version incorporating motion systems will be available to attendees, which made its debut at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017 earlier this month.
“We are very excited be a part of this massive delegation especially when you consider all the creative talent and innovative products this province will have on display,” says Claude Mc Master, President and CEO at D-BOX. “This is the ideal place to introduce our innovative and reliable motion technology to an international market, build our brand and forge strategic partnerships with all the major players at the event.”
D-BOX is most well known for its work on The Martian VR Experience, made in conjunction with 20th Century Fox, The Virtual Reality Company and The Third Floor.
Time Machine VR isn’t the only VR content heading to SXSW. Animation studio Titmouse will be premiering immersive music video, Show It 2 Me, Viacom NEXT and musician Hot Sugar will be debuting another VR music video, The Melody of Dust, and IMAX will have The Mummy Zero Gravity VR Experience on display.
SXSW runs from 10th – 19th March 2017, and for any further announcements, keep reading VRFocus.