As VRFocus reported a few months ago Tandem Events will be holding its second Develop:VR event this November in London, UK. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will be the headline sponsor so it’s no surprise that today the organiser has announced that Stuart Whyte, director of VR product development for Sony London Studios will deliver this year’s keynote.
Whyte, has almost 30 years’ experience within the videogames industry, opening Develop:VR with his keynote entitled, ‘Taking VR to the Next Level – A Case Study in AAA Games Development’. He’ll be discussing the current state of the virtual reality (VR) industry, the challenges and opportunities of AAA VR development and suggest potential solutions to maximise success for any sized studio.
The studio created PlayStation VR launch title The London Heist, and raised a few eyebrows when redundancies were confirmed in September 2016.
In addition to the keynote, Tandem Events has revealed the some of the sessions taking place, with more to come:
Improve your brain – the real value of VR/AR gaming
Faviana Vangelius, SVRVIVE
Pioneers in the Sesert – The Reality of Developing for Virtual Reality
Andrew Willans, CCP Games
Love your Limitations: Defining Art for Mobile VR
Anna Hollinrake, Climax Studios
Collaborating with Brands to Create Magical VR
Brynley Gibson, Kuju
Serious VR, Making Real Money
Tanya Laird, Digital Jam
Drop Deadline – Delivering a Visually-Excellent, 60fps, Narrative Mobile Shooter to a Fixed Deadline with a Small Team
James Horn, Pixel Toys
Getting Up Close and Virtual with the Automotive Industry: Using VR for the Right Reasons
James Watson, Imagination
Haptics and VR – Touching Virtual Worlds
Anders Hakfelt, Ultrahaptics
Develop:VR will return on 9th November 2017, held at London’s Olympia. Delegate passes are still available at the Super Early Bird rate of £145 GBP + VAT until 20th September.
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