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:
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