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Video: Ride along as HBO looks back at the development of a Westworld VR installation

December 7, 2017 | By Emma Kidwell




Virtual reality has the ability to provide experiences which would otherwise be unfathomable, and merging that technology with the futuristic landscape of WestWorld seems fitting. 

In this 2017 VRDC @ GDC session, HBO's Colin Foran discusses the development of WestWorld: A Delos Experience, a room-scale VR installation which focuses on telling a rich story using new technologies.

Foran goes over the history of the VR installation, detailing early stages of development with examples of prototype iteration all the way to sharing lessons learned throughout the process such as "knowing when to develop an idea, or let it go.".

Designers interested in learning how WestWorld: A Delos Experience was developed may appreciate the fact that you can now go back and watch the talk completely free via the official GDC Vault YouTube channel!

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Next already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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