Very sad news today. Nintendo President & CEO Satoru Iwata has passed away at 55 due to bile duct cancer. During his tenure at Nintendo, Iwata oversaw the launch of the GameCube, the Nintendo DS, the 3DS, the Wii and finally the Wii U. While working at Nintendo, he is credited as Executive Producer for 117 video game titles over the course of his career.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his friends and family.
“VR is amazing in a lot of ways. To me, VR is the most powerful tool ever made to create empathy, and to be one of the precursors in this new way of storytelling. Trying to help create its grammar is one of the most exciting opportunities that I ever had. To make this journey, it’s essential to find people all around the world connected by the same purpose. The Immersive Technology Alliance is the best way to make this happen.” – Ricardo Laganaro, Director, O2 Filmes
The Immersive Technology Alliance is honored to welcome O2 Filmes to the membership. Recognized as the largest production company in Brazil, O2 Filmes’ owner is Fernando Meirelles, the Oscar Academy Award nominated Director of City of God, Blindness, and The Constant Gardener.