Crytek game developing company announced today that six more universities have joined the “VR First” initiative ,increasing the number of research institutions participating in the project, up to fourteen.
VR First project started in January this year, and its aim is to create a fundamentals for research and development in the field of virtual reality, by creating VR laboratories at universities around the world. Each laboratory VR offers students easy access to the software and the latest CRYENGINE hardware.
A pilot VR First Lab has been opened at The University in Istanbul, and the company says they want to establish such labs worldwide. Crytek encourages interested parties to sign up using the form at the bottom of the official VR First site to be considered for the program.
Universities that have recently joined the “VR First” program, are located on three continents and bring the program into four new countries. The latest research partners are: The University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University College London (UK), Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom), Oklahoma University (USA) and Tallinn Technical University (Estonia).