This month it has been announced that a selection of companies within the virtual reality world such as Epson, Avegant, EA and GameFace Labs to name a few.
Have banded together to create the Immersive Technology Alliance which has developed from an earlier consortium, The Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Alliance or S3DGA. A full list of all the companies in the ITA is published after the jump.
However Oculus VR the company responsible for the Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset has recently dropped out of the Immersive Technology Alliance, explaining:
“There was confusion on March 13th 2014 about whether Oculus was a member of the Immersive Technology Alliance,”-“We’ve spoken with the ITA’s leadership and clarified that we are not, and have not been, a member of the group. We appreciate the ITA moving so quickly to correct their website and media to reflect this.”
Members of the Immersive Technology Alliance include:
– GameFace Labs
– Big Blue Bubble the
– I’m in VR
– YEI Technology
– Jon Peddie Research
– Crew Communicatons
– University of Ontario Institute of Technology
– Digital Extremes
– Virtuix Omni
“Our reason for being is to make immersive technology successful. Our markets of interest include augmented reality, virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D, and everything in-between.
The alliance’s membership is comprised of technology makers, content makers (e.g. game developers and film makers), standards groups, specialized consultants, and academic partners.
The alliance is non-profit, and is the same organization as The Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA) with an expanded mandate and a formally changed title. Despite the name change, this alliance has a demonstrated history and influence dating back to 2009..”
For more information on the new Immersive Technology Alliance jump over to the official website for details.