Samsung and CCP Games will be giving all VRTGO attendees the opportunity to get hands-on with the best that VR has to offer.
VRTGO, the annual conference and expo that explores the future of virtual reality (VR) for both entertainment and business applications, today reveals that Samsung will have full retail units of its impending Gear VR headset available for all attendees to try as the event kicks off on Thursday 12th November at the Newcastle Gateshead BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.
Samsung’s Gear VR headset is released in November, and VRTGO is the ideal opportunity to be one of the first in the country to try out the brand new VR technology that Samsung will be releasing to the wider public.
Jason Lovell, wearables senior product manager at Samsung Electronics UK (SEUK) commented “The VRTGO event is very timely as we will shortly be releasing our first consumer Samsung Gear VR headset, so attendees will get a chance to try out the device for themselves and ask any development questions they may have.” He continued, “Enabling people to use the Gear VR headset in a free and open environment means that VRTGO attendees will be able to not only experience the product, but also engage with the development team behind it and understand many of the nuances that make it a stand out device.”
Samsung will also be joined by CCP Games, who will be showcasing EVE:Valkyrie and inviting attendees to experience a playable version of the hit 2015 trailer.
“At this years VRTGO we’re inviting players to join the Valkyrie and fight alongside the legendary Rán Kavik in our ‘Convoy’ single player mission on Oculus Rift Crescent Bay.” outlined Andrew Robinson, artist and narrative designer, CCP Games. “Built from the ground-up for virtual reality, it’s now possible to experience the visceral combat of EVE:Valkyrie in a completely new way, and VRTGO is the perfect place to showcase this.”
VRTGO will be hosted by respected technology journalist Will Freeman. The conference gives all attendees the opportunity to experience the newest developments in the world of VR, complete with keynotes and panel discussions.
A full list of VRTGO exhibitors is as follows:
- Samsung Electronics UK (www.samsung.com/uk/home/)
- NDreams (ndreams.com)
- CCP Games (www.ccpgames.com)
- Coatsink (www.coatsink.com)
- Unity Technologies (https://unity3d.com/)
- VRGO (www.vrgochair.com)
- Spearhead Interactive (www.spearheadinteractive.com)
- Chronicles VR (www.chronicles-vr.co.uk)
- SLR Consulting (www.slrconsulting.com)
- Digital VR (www.digitalvr.co.uk)
- Two Big Ears (www.twobigears.com)
- 360 Events (www.360events.com)
A full agenda of the day’s events can be found at: http://vrtgo.co.uk/agenda/
Tickets for the event can be purchased from: http://vrtgo.co.uk/buy-tickets/