UK’s University College London and Manchester Metropolitan University among new locations to establish dedicated virtual reality labs

Six more universities bolster Crytek’s VR First programme

VR First, the educational initiative set up by Crytek to advocate virtual reality development training, has almost doubled its number of participating universities.

Six new institutions – the UK’s University College London and Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Finland’s Kajaani University of Applied Sciences , Oklahoma University in the US and Estonia’s Tallinn Technical University – bring the total number of campuses to 14.

The programme launched in January, aiming to foster a wider understanding of virtual reality development by establishing dedicated VR labs within the universities.

This expansion marks the first time any of those four countries have hosted a VR First lab.

The labs include access to Crytek’s CryEngine tools and VR hardware such as headsets.

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