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Stuart Whyte, Director of VR Product Development for Sony London Studios, To Deliver Develop:VR Keynote

Super Early Bird deadline ends 20 September – save £100

Today, Tandem Events, organisers of Develop:VR, confirmed Stuart Whyte, director of VR product development for Sony London Studios will deliver this year’s keynote.

Whyte, who has close to 30 years’ experience in the video games industry, starting life as an adventure columnist for Amstrad Action magazine, will open Develop:VR with his keynote entitled, ‘Taking VR to the Next Level – A Case Study in AAA Games Development’.

In his keynote, Whyte will discuss the current state of the VR industry, the challenges and opportunities of AAA VR development and suggest potential solutions to maximise success for any sized studio.

As well as the keynote, Tandem Events also announced the following sessions, with more to be revealed:

Improve your brain – the real value of VR/AR gaming
Faviana Vangelius, SVRVIVE

Pioneers in the Sesert – The Reality of Developing for Virtual Reality
Andrew Willans, CCP Games

Love your Limitations: Defining Art for Mobile VR
Anna Hollinrake, Climax Studios

Collaborating with Brands to Create Magical VR
Brynley Gibson, Kuju

Serious VR, Making Real Money
Tanya Laird, Digital Jam

Drop Deadline – Delivering a Visually-Excellent, 60fps, Narrative Mobile Shooter to a Fixed Deadline with a Small Team
James Horn, Pixel Toys

Getting Up Close and Virtual with the Automotive Industry: Using VR for the Right Reasons
James Watson, Imagination

Haptics and VR – Touching Virtual Worlds
Anders Hakfelt, Ultrahaptics

Develop:VR is a one day conference and expo focusing on the commercial opportunities that Virtual and Augmented Reality present for today’s game developers and highlighting the tools and techniques needed to produce top selling VR and AR content.

Develop:VR takes place on 9 November at Olympia London and delegate passes can be bought at a Super Early Bird rate, a saving of £100, until 20 September at


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About Develop:VR

Develop:VR is a one day conference and expo focused on the commercial opportunities that Virtual and Augmented Reality present for today’s game developers, together with highlighting the tools and techniques needed to produce top selling  VR and AR content.

Alongside the conference, the expo plays host to the latest advances in Virtual Reality technology including headset manufactures, studios showcasing VR games, studios showcasing serious VR games & other applications of VR technology and companies offering tools and support services for VR developers.

Woven into the expo and conference is a host of peer to peer networking opportunities designed to bring non-games industry people together with VR developers.

About Tandem Events

With over 30 years of experience in organising market-leading exhibitions, conferences and events across a number of industry sectors, the team behind Tandem Events know what makes a successful event.

By bringing business communities together, each of Tandem’s events offers unique, face-to-face commercial and networking opportunities. Tandem Event’s currently organise Develop:Brighton, Evolve:Brighton and Indie Dev:Brighton, plus Games:Funding Forum.

Our previous events include F2P Summit, Evolve:London, Develop:Liverpool, GamesDev Masterclasses, Games:Edu, Games Grads, Casual Games Forum, Games Marketing Forum.