AMD and The Associated Press Collaborate to Enable Next-Generation Virtual Reality Journalism
VR journalism is a new age of truly captivating and experiential news that can put all of us at the heart of the events that shape our world. On the scene and in the moment, virtual reality can free us to learn and explore another time and place as if we were there. From the shouts and cries to the cheers and parades, VR journalism presents a rare opportunity to experience the world seemingly from within.
"VR can help people achieve a visceral experience of news and documentaries so they can feel what it's like to actually be there," said
Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect,
The Year of Enjoyable Virtual Reality
2016 is widely expected to be the year VR comes to life. VR headsets and VR-capable hardware and software will be readily available to the public through multiple avenues such as the new VR experience from
AMD LiquidVR enables immersive VR performance that maintains reliable VR comfort and is designed for plug-and-play compatibility with VR headsetsi. AMD graphics software such as LiquidVR and hardware subsystems including AMD Radeon graphics allow developers and content creators to develop a life-like presence in VR environments.
AP editors will retain complete control over the editorial content presented via the new AP virtual reality channel, powered by AMD Radeon graphics, which debuts today at www.bigstory.ap.org/VR360. A detailed VR news experience from AP and AMD can be expected at upcoming events.
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i When VR headsets are commercially available, users will need to obtain a VR headset compatible with AMD's GPU technologies and AMD LiquidVR™ technology. See www.amd.com/liquidvr for more information. GRT-6