While Starbreeze Studios' 5K resolution 210 degree FOV StarVR HMD continues to make waves at conferences and events like E3 and Immersed, it faces an underlying challenge associated with having over the top resolution and field of view. The sheer processing power needed to drive the display is obviously huge and well outside the scope of what most gamers can afford to spend. Without that over abundance in processing power, the VR experience will get plagued with latency and a nausea inducing experience.
"An event like Immersed is key to showing the masses that VR and AR have moved from the realm of science fiction into fact. Hardware and content are finally catching up to our lofty expectations and now we can experience those innovations first hand." - Lucas Cochran, Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada
We are honored to announce that Discovery Channel's Daily Planet will be moderating the immersive video game panel at Immersed 2015. The panel features top people from Sony Computer Entertainment, HTC, Starbreeze Studios, and WEVR. Tom's Hardware is going to moderate the "What's Under the Hood" panel which includes leading names like AMD, Basemark, and Jon Peddie Research. Of course, they are both planning full coverage for the event and will see all kinds of cool stuff and meet amazing people.
Anyone who has any doubt that virtual reality and immersive tech is alive and well in Europe and other parts of the world should watch this video. This is the magic we are so proud of with the Immersed Europe and upcoming Immersed 2015 conferences. It really is about the industry's best getting together to share their stories and build this industry for everyone's benefit all over the world.
This was only supposed to be 30 minutes, but we were enjoying ourselves so much on stage, it extended a little longer. Check out all the wild applause that Simon Brown and Grant Bagwell got for their continued hard work with Vireio Perception! It's about time they got the attention and limelight they deserve.
The magic happens again at Immersed 2015. HTC's Phil Chen, Founder of the HTC Vive, is keynoting and is being joined by an additional speaker (to be announced shortly), Sony Computer Entertainment's Richard Marks will keynote, Nokia Technologies Inc. is going to show off their OZO prototype, IM360 is coming, Starbreeze Studios and InMediaStudio are coming - nearly 30 speakers so far. Everyone is qualified to go, and special arrangements are available for start-ups to show their stuff and also get the attention they deserve.
Just over two weeks to go before more immersive history happens!