VRDC Fall 2017 Schedule Scheduler | OpenXR News: Converging on a Widely Accepted VR API Standard

VRDC Fall 2017 Session Scheduler

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of VRDC Fall 2017 sessions by pass type, track, and format. With VRDC Fall 2017 Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App. Sessions do fill up, so please arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend. Adding a session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat.

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  • OpenXR News: Converging on a Widely Accepted VR API Standard

    Location:  Golden Gate 4, Lobby Level, Tower 3
    Format: Panel
    Track: Games & Entertainment
    Pass Type: VRDC Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: Video
    Audience Level: All

    AR/VR API fragmentation, when multiple vendors provide different and incompatible APIs, is becoming a major obstacle to industry growth. It causes application developers to spend significant resources integrating hardware. Hardware companies have to work to convince application developers and engine providers to support their new devices, and consumers become unsure whether today's software will be compatible with tomorrow's hardware. The Khronos group (creators of OpenGL) launched the OpenXR working group to create a VR/AR standard. This panel comprised of OpenXR working group experts from Epic, Google, Oculus, Sensics and Valve will provide new updates on the goals, content and status of this critical standards effort.


    Attendees will learn why AR/VR standards are needed, what the upcoming standard will likely cover on both the application side and the device side, and what the first release won't likely cover. They will understand how they might want to prepare their hardware or software offering to support this standard. At the end, the panel will gladly answer questions from the audience. Please join them to get your questions answered.

    Intended Audience

    This session will benefit many participants in the AR/VR ecosystem: application or experience developers seeking to support multiple platforms, hardware developers wishing to gain access to great content for their offerings and end-users seeking to protect their hardware and software investments.