VR First Expands as Twelve More Universities Sign Up to Explore the Power of Virtual Reality

CRYENGINE
New VR labs coming to campuses in Asia, Europe, and North America
Frankfurt am Main (Germany) September 21, 2016 – VR First has announced plans to collaborate with twelve more academic institutions around the world as the demand for dedicated VR learning facilities at universities continues to grow.

The news means VR First has now formed partnerships with 26 universities since launching at the start of this year. Every VR First partner institution will initiate a VR First Lab on their campus, giving students access to the latest VR development tools and guidance from a network of business and technology leaders.

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The twelve new universities joining forces with VR First have expanded the initiative’s presence to Asia for the first time, as well as signaling VR First’s arrival in five more countries. The full list of new academic partners includes:

Dania Academy of Higher Education (Denmark); Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany); Doña Ana Community College (USA); Hamburg University (Germany); Heidelberg University (Germany); HTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences (Germany); International School Of Design – Rubika (France); Middle East Technical University (Turkey); NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands); Sogang University (South Korea); State University of New York at Oswego (USA); VIGAMUS Academy (Italy).

To find out more about being a part of VR First, visit http://www.cryengine.com/vrfirst .

About VR First
VR First is an academic initiative designed to provide state-of-the-art facilities to anyone interested in exploring the power and potential of virtual reality development. The program encourages educational institutions around the world to establish dedicated VR labs on their campuses by partnering with Crytek and leading VR hardware innovators. VR First participants have full access to Crytek’s CRYENGINE software alongside the latest technology required for VR development. The overarching goal of VR First is to nurture new talent in VR development and create a global community equipped to embrace this exciting field of technology.
About Crytek

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development platform CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai (China), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, Warface, and The Climb. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games on a Pay What You Want business model.
For more information visit www.crytek.com and www.cryengine.com .

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