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AMD, Leap Motion and more sign up to Crytek led VR program; VR Labs to open up across America and Canada

Crytek has announced the addition of four high-profile partners and plans for seven new VR First Labs at universities in the US and Canada following the launch of the companies VR First initiative in back in January.

VR First is aiming to promote grassroots research and development into VR by providing state-of-the-art hardware and facilities at academic institutions around the world. Today, Crytek, developers of the Crysis series and upcoming VR titles Robinson: The Journey and The Climb confirmed that the list of partners supporting the program in 2016 now includes AMD as an exclusive partner for GPUs, Leap Motion, OSVR, and Razer.

Carleton University, California State University Monterey Bay, Purdue University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Florida, University of Southern California – School of Cinematic Arts, and Vancouver Film School will pioneer VR First in the US and Canada, and follow on from the successful launch of the first such facility at Istanbul’s Bahçeşehir University earlier this year.

Crytek’s Senior Business Development Manager Partnerships & Alliances, Ferhan Özkan, said:

“It has been exciting to see the level of interest VR First has attracted from technology leaders and universities around the world since the initiative launched less than two months ago. Now we are much closer to our goal of forming a global VR community and we’re grateful to everyone who has committed to coming on board so far. We believe this speaks volumes about the shared vision our partners have for investing in the transformative potential of VR.”

For more information on VR First follow this link.

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