Tandem Events confirmed both PlayStation VR and HTC Hive developers will showcase its headsets at Develop:Brighton this year. The attendance of HTC and Sony add to the strong presence Virtual Reality will have at this year’s conference and expo.
On the expo show floor, a number of VR titles will be on display for attendees to try:
PlayStation VR Worlds (Sony) – a collection of five different VR experiences that have all been built from the ground up exclusively for the PS VR headset.
Here They Lie (Sony) – a dark psychological horror experience that transports you to a terrifying, surreal world inhabited by strange and malevolent creatures.
Sociable Soccer (Tower Studios) – the well-known football title, now brought to virtual reality.
Radial-G Racing Revolved (Tammekka) – an exciting sci-fi racer using Oculus Rift.
Battlezone (Rebellion) – designed for the next wave of virtual reality devices, Battlezone gives you unrivalled battlefield awareness, a monumental sense of scale and breathless combat intensity.
Unseen Diplomacy (Triangular Pixels) – part of the Indie Showcase, Unseen Diplomacy casts you as an elite member of the British Espionage Tactical Initiative, defeating the plans of evil-doers around the world. With a real-life obstacle course created by Vive HTC environment, you will run and roll, sneak and solve your way through volcano lairs and moon bases.
A Chair in a Room: Greenwater (Wolf & Wood Interactive) – part of the Indie Showcase, explore your surroundings as the protagonist of your own horror story as you immerse yourself in this tense VR thriller set in America’s Deep South.
Windlands (Psytec Studios) – part of the Indie Showcase, a first person grappling hook exploration game. Soar through the ruins of a fallen world and discover the secrets of the ancients.
During the conference on Tuesday, Oculus’ head of Developer Strategy, Anna Sweet, will deliver the Evolve keynote on how the new medium of VR will help reinvent traditional genres while creating entirely new games and experiences.
Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, Tandem Events has added a brand new dedicated VR track has been added to the conference that will explore every aspect of VR across all disciplines. Sessions will be delivered from the likes of Google, Bossa Studios, nDreams, Hammerhead VR, Valve, Rebellion, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Virtual Reality developer Dave Ranyard.
“We’re very excited to have such a wide range of Virtual Reality games and speakers at this year’s event,” commented Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events. “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 is Europe’s leading game developer conference taking place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday 12 July to Thursday 14 July. Other highlights include talks from industry visionaries Hideo Kojima and Mark Cerny on Wednesday morning and a #askrami session with Rami Ismail of Vlambeer to close the conference.
To view the full conference programme and to find out more details on purchasing passes visit www.developconference.com