Crytek adds 6 new unis to VR FirstIncludes University College London and Manchester Metropolitan UniversityRachel WeberSenior EditorFriday 13th May 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleCrytekSix new universities have signed up to Crytek’s VR First program, bringing the total number of academic institutions to an impressive 14.The new schools are The University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University College London (UK), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), Oklahoma University (USA), and Tallinn Technical University (Estonia).Related JobsHR Business Partner CrytekSenior Narrative Designer CrytekPhysics Programmer CrytekDiscover more jobs in games Crytek launched VR First in January, offering CryEngine source code for participating schools and free access to necessary VR hardware from affiliated companies. The initial VR First lab opened at Istanbul’s Bahçesehir University.In April, Crytek welcomed Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as a partner for the scheme. “Collaborating with the IEEE dramatically broadens the potential reach of VR First and emphasizes our commitment to ensuring the program makes a genuine impact on the landscape of VR research and development at the grassroots level,” said Crytek’s Ferhan Özkan at the time. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The VR & AR newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesCrysis Remastered delayed for additional polishDevelopment team acknowledges mixed feedback to trailer leakBy Rebekah Valentine 10 months agoCloud Imperium responds to Crytek’s attempt to dismiss its own lawsuitStar Citizen developer maintains engine providers claim “is and always has been meritless”By James Batchelor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.