Magazine article Screen International

Google and Sony Join VR Summit

Magazine article Screen International

Google and Sony Join VR Summit

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Speakers from Google and Sony have joined the line-up for the VR Creative Summit.

Google Daydream's head of content and business development Greg Ivanov and the director of Sony Interactive Entertainment's immersive technology group Simon Benson are the latest additions to the programme at the event, which is being organised by Screen publisher MBI.

Google will also be demonstrating its latest VR experience, which has been developed for the release of Harry Potter spin-offFantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, at the event.

Ivanov is part of the team responsible for the web giant's forthcoming Daydream View, a VR headset and controller which will complement its more mainstream Cardboard offering.

Meanwhile former Formula 1 simulation engineer Benson, who joined Sony 16 years ago, heads up a team responsible for bringing immersive experiences to the PlayStation games console. …

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