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Ubisoft and Concordia University partner on new VR innovation hub in Montreal

Posted On: Jul 11, 2018   |   Posted By: MobileSyrup

Ubisoft and Concordia University partner on new VR innovation hub in Montreal

Video game publishing giant Ubisoft has partnered with Concordia University to create ‘XR:MTL,' an innovation factory aimed at producing extended reality technologies. XR combines virtual, augmented and mixed reality technology with physical realities to create immersive experiences. The XR:MTL initiative is co-founded by Concordia University's Galilei division and will be hosted and managed by Concordia at its campus in Montreal. The factory will focus on bringing together corporations, startups and academia to collaborate on developing XR applications with clear market potential. XR:MTL aims to work with companies both global and Canadian on joint development projects, product piloting partnerships and knowledge sharing activities. So far XR: MTL has partnered with the Facebook's Oculus VR giant, as well as Quebec-based tech companies like D-Box, which creates the moving seats found in Cineplex movie theatres. XR:MTL has also partnered with non-profit consortium Prompt Quebec to support projects...

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