“Robert Kirkman and Skybound have brought The Walking Dead franchise to comic books, television, and video games. Now we are excited about bringing the Undead 'to life' in virtual reality along with exploring this new medium for all of our other IP. Joining The Immersive Technology Alliance and its ITA VR Council makes a lot of sense for us as a way to meet new creators and collaborators in this exciting new space.” – Jon Goldman, Managing Partner, Skybound Entertainment
"Joining the ITA was an easy decision for us. Like the ITA, Futuremark believes that open cooperation is the best way to drive the success of new technologies. Since 1997, we've worked with industry partners to create the world's most widely used benchmark tests. Now we're developing VRMark, a benchmark for virtual reality systems. ITA membership provides us with an excellent forum for sharing our insights while learning from other experts in the field." - Jukka Mäkinen, Managing Director, Futuremark
This is amazing news! Futuermark is one of the top benchmarking tools available for PC gamers, technology makers, and of course media. Their most recent effort is a new software package called VRMark. We're really looking forward to their involvement with The Immersive Technology Alliance. There are additional new membership faces that we will talk more about shortly.
"We're a young VR studio that transports real places 1:1 into Virtual Reality by utilizing cutting-edge photogrammetry software, so joining the ITA was an easy decision for us – besides being able to put us in contact with some of the industry's biggest software companies and hardware manufacturers, the ITA also offers great networking opportunities as well as the chance to set the bar for engaging Virtual Reality content together. We're really looking forward to being part of this innovative group of immersive technology enthusiasts!" - Dominic Eskofier, CEO & Co-Founder of Realities.IO
Realities.io's photogrammetry demo running on the HTC Vive was a huge hit at Immersed Europe, and was easily one of the most impressive VR demos we have seen to date. Dominic Eskofier also serves as one of the moderators for the Reddit /r/oculus community.