A couple of weeks ago Tandem Events held its annual Develop: Brighton event seeing record numbers attend. While the conference does cover virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology the organisers also have a more focused one-day event called Develop:VR which had its debut event last November in London, UK. Now Tandem Events has announced the return of the conference, again being held in London in November.
As before, Develop:VR will be focused on the new commercial opportunities that VR and AR present for today’s videogame developers, with the 2017 expo seeing Sony Interactive Entertainment as the headline sponsor.
Michael Denny, SVP WorldWide Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, said in a statement: “Following on from the success of last year’s event, Develop VR promises to be an essential addition to the industry events calendar. As our PSVR ecosystem pushes at the boundaries of VR, with award winning experiences like the Joshua Bell immersive video project and exciting new games like Farpoint, having an event like this is vital to spread ideas, knowledge and best practice to ensure that, across the creative industries, we can truly deliver on the exceptional promise of VR to our consumers.”
“We are delighted to announce the return of Develop:VR at its new home,” said Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events. “Every day we’re learning more about what is possible with VR and AR technology. This is a fast growing sector both inside and outside the games industry and we believe Develop:VR is a destination for developers to learn from and network with those who are making waves in the space. I’d also like to thank Sony Interactive Entertainment for their support of the event as a headline sponsor.”
Develop:VR will return on 9th November 2017, held at London’s Olympia. Speaker submissions for Develop:VR 2017 are now open and prospective speakers have until 23rd August to submit proposals.
This month’s Develop: Brighton saw 2,171 attendees over the three days, the most in its 12-year history, with a 7.5 per cent year on year increase, Tandem Events reported.
VRFocus will continue it’s coverage of Develop:VR and Develop: Brighton, reporting back with the latest updates.