Kingston University Drops $65,000 on a Building Dedicated to VR Games
Kingston University London is set to stay one step ahead of the gaming curve. They just invest over $65,000 (£53,000) to build the Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality; the CAVE.
The CAVE is an extension of Kingston’s already impressive game lab. It will feature VR headsets, brain and eye tracking hardware, and more to students can work on games for augmented and virtual reality.
Professor Vesna Brujic-Okretic, head of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, had this to say on how the new building will affect students:
Having games programming students working with design students on various aspects of a project is exactly how the digital media industry works – it’s that level of inter-disciplinary work and the exchange of views that will broaden the horizons of each and every one of them and help make sure they are industry-ready
Whatever your thoughts are, this building is a pretty clear indication of where the gaming industry is headed. Virtual reality, whether primal right now or not, is here, and probably here to stay.