16th December 2015. Guildford, Surrey, UK. Focal Point VR today announced the launch of its innovative virtual reality (VR) technology, a live-streaming high quality VR video platform. The company will draw on its founders’ game development expertise to deliver social engagement and interactivity within live-streamed VR and pre-recorded VR videos.
Focal Point VR’s technology will enable an audience to share a synchronized interactive experience, enhancing the immersiveness of VR. Whether chatting with friends while watching a football match or ‘seeing’ each other (via avatars) at concerts – adding these unique social and interactive features will bring participants together within the same live event.
Jonathan Newth, CEO of Focal Point VR said, “2016 will see a rare event, the consumer launch of a truly transformational technology – VR. We believe that some of the most compelling VR experiences will come from being able to virtually attend live events surrounded by friends and family. With our track record in building technology and games companies we can bring something new to VR by adding interactive and social features to live-streamed and pre-recorded 360° and VR video”
The founders of Focal Point VR include Julian Davis, formerly CTO of Geomerics, which was recently acquired by ARM; Paul James, Jonathan Newth and Ian Baverstock who have built several successful video games and technology companies together.
Julian Davis, CTO of Focal Point VR added, “By combining state of the art real-time graphics and lighting from games, the latest computer vision and capture technology with the new range of 360° cameras and VR headsets we can make viewers feel that they have been transported to a front row seat and believe that they are truly there.”
Focal Point VR will deliver broadcast quality, live-streaming of events to all major head-mounted VR displays including the Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google cardboard and others - offering users an immersive and interactive experience at events anywhere in the world.
View the latest demo show reel here: http://focalpointvr.com/news/promo/
The company is currently in negotiations to livestream a wide variety of events, with announcements due early in 2016.
In addition to a live streaming platform Focal Point VR shoots and processes 360° video for playback on VR headsets or in a browser, and develops VR apps for a range of headsets and devices.
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About Focal Point VR
Focal Point VR provides technology to deliver interactive and social, livestreaming of events in virtual reality, creates world-class virtual reality video experiences and developer custom virtual reality applications. The company was founded by experienced entrepreneurs from the video games and technology industries who will apply their interactive expertise to create compelling and immersive VR experiences. http://focalpointvr.com/