DICE 2017 — a gathering of some of the biggest thinkers, creators and leaders in the digital entertainment industry – kicked off today in Las Vegas. As we’re almost at the one-year mark of release for the latest round of VR headsets, it’s no surprise that many of the topics at this year’s show revolve around virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.
There are three panels specifically focused on the enhanced-reality industry, and we’re certain more speakers will talk to VR, AR and MR during their time on stage at the show.
From the official DICE 2017 speaker descriptions:
Into the Future
Magic Leap’s Graeme Devine
Magic Leap’s Chief Game Wizard, Graeme is responsible for defining the vision and leading Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality gaming universe. In his D.I.C.E. session, “Into the Future,” Devine will discuss how Mixed Reality will change our lives in the future and how we can create compelling gaming content that propels us forward – that enhances our lives through the Mixed Reality universe.
Powering VR Worlds with Laughter
Squanchtendo’s Justin Roiland and Tanya Watson
Justin Roiland, co-creator, writer and voice actor on Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty, and Tanya Watson, former Epic Games executive producer, are taking the D.I.C.E. stage to chat about their approach to making memorable and humorous games for the VR world. What would that look like? What types of things would happen? What would be different about the development process to support it? How is it more engaging in VR? What experiences do they have to lend to its creation? Join Justin and Tanya as they paint that theoretical world along with the potential opportunity or VR alongside it’s (sic) advantages and disadvantages.
Jason and Ted’s Excellent VR Panel
Oculus’ Jason Rubin and Insomniac Games’ Ted Price
Join Jason Rubin, head of content at Oculus and Ted Price, CEO of Insomniac Games as they discuss their takeaways from the first year of widely available VR content and what the future of VR gaming holds.
All three of these talks will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd in the late morning and early afternoon Pacific Time. We’ll be reporting live from DICE throughout the week, so look for more details about the panels and other VR, AR and MR tidbits as we gather them during our time here.