In the UK the biggest gaming events tend to occur in the Midlands (Insomnia and EGX are both at the NEC, Birmingham), which can be quite a distance to travel if you’re Scottish. So the Scots have their own event Play Expo Glasgow, a two-day event in June which will feature some of the biggest developers and publishers as well as plenty of virtual reality (VR).
PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are all confirmed to be at the gaming show alongside retro gaming, arcade and pinball, tabletop, Minecraft, next-gen gaming and retail zones. Only the Oculus Rift has confirmed videogames, Doom VR, Duke Nukem VR and Lucky’s Tale.
Play Expo Glasgow will feature an Indie Zone organised by Scottish indie specialists, WeThrowSwitches, set to include some of the best studios from Scottish development scene. Additionally, the show will be inviting aspiring indie publishers to get in touch should they wish to display their game free of charge at the show.
Andy Brown, Director for Replay Events commented: “As we deliver the best in gaming culture to as much of the UK as possible, we’re delighted to return to Glasgow after an incredible event last year. PLAY Expo Glasgow will deliver incredible interactive exhibits, the latest games, and an incredible experience for the whole family.”
The videogame event will take place from 16th-17th June 2017 at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow. Tickets are now on sale, starting from £10 GBP for a single day kids ticket while an adult ticket costs £15. A family ticket for two adults and two children costs £64.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of the UK VR scene, reporting back with the latest updates.