Wargaming and VRTech to Collaborate on Creating Entertaining VR Content
Two companies forge strategic partnership to provide location-based VR gaming experiences
The two companies will work in tandem to enrich Wargaming’s portfolio with new gaming experiences
August 11, 2017 — Wargaming is excited to announce a deal with VRTech, a Moscow-based company, which focuses on VR technology. The collaboration is set to combine VRTech’s solutions and Wargaming’s expertise in game design and visual effects. The companies aim at delivering new common initiatives that will introduce engaging VR experiences to the European market.
“The potential of taking location-based VR to a new level is an opportunity we had to capitalize on,” said Aleksandr Zezulin, R&D Operations Director at Wargaming. “With this partnership, we are planning to change the public perception of VR from a one-time experience to a source of fun, re-playable entertainment. This type of new business for Wargaming is a scalable, successful set-up that will help us produce high-quality entertainment.
“We’re excited to announce our strategic partnership with Wargaming,” said Yuri Krylov, CEO of VRTech. “This unique collaboration has all the chances of changing the VR market, and we welcome location and IP owners in EU to join our partnership on this exciting journey.”
VRTech is known for location-based VR solutions, including CinemaVR and PolygonVR. Launched in December 2016, the VR booths already operate in over 20 locations in cinemas and malls in Russia’s largest cities.
The first European showcase of CinemaVR and PolygonVR technology will happen during gamescom 2017, in Hall 2.2, Booth D-022, B2B area. For more information, please follow the link below:
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobile and tablet. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2015, Wargaming announced World of Tanks for Sony’s PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign. The mobile MMO game World of Tanks Blitz has opened up Wargaming’s trademark team-based military IP to smartphone and tablet users worldwide.
Founded in 2016, VRTech Group unites innovative companies that build projects in the fast-growing virtual reality market from industrial to entertainment solutions. The Group’s focus is to bring the most advanced technologies and immersive VR experience to consumers, brands, and business. VRTech Group’s key projects are: CinemaVR, Europe’s largest VR hall network offering its visitors highly immersive experience based on movie releases along with its own newest IPs, and PolygonVR, a universal platform combining VR games, Reality TV and eSports. The solution’s key features are multiplayer architecture, full-body immersion, tools for broadcasting and streaming, second screen support, multi-location support and cloud-based content management and distribution system. PolygonVR’s areas of application include eSports, entertainment, industrial training, education, and engineering.
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