This year’s Develop: Brighton was always going to end up focusing on virtual reality (VR) in some way. VR is rapidly changing how people are thinking about future gaming products and with hardware from Oculus and HTC/Valve out this year already and with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) gearing up to bring to bring the PlayStation VR to market 2016 continues to be the year of VR.
In fact, along with Rift makers Oculus giving the Evolve Keynote this year, both HTC and SIE will be in attendance to showcase their respected VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) with a number of different VR titles available for attendees to try.
– PlayStation VR Worlds by Sony
– Here They Lie by Sony
– Sociable Soccer by Tower Studios
– Radial-G Racing Revolved by Tammekka
– Battlezone by Rebellion
– Unseen Diplomacy by Triangular Pixels
– A Chair in a Room: Greenwater by Wolf & Wood Interactive
– Windlands by Psytec Studios
The VR track meanwhile will include sessions with Google, Bossa Studios (Surgeon Simulator), nDreams (The Assembly), Hammerhead VR (ABE VR), Valve, Rebellion, SIE and more
Speaking on the new track, Tandem Events’ Andy Lane said: “We’re very excited to have such a wide range of Virtual Reality games and speakers at this year’s event. VR is the buzz of 2016 and this year’s conference and expo will showcase some of the very best talent the sector has to offer.”
Develop:Brighton returns to the Hilton Brighton Metropole next week from the 12th to the 14th of July. VRFocus will be at the event and will bring you news, interviews and observations on what is discussed. Be sure to join us then.