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DreamWorks veterans come together to form new VR outfit Spaces

Spaces: the final frontier

DreamWorks veterans come together to form new VR outfit Spaces
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A mix of gaming and film experts have come together to build a new start-up that will specialise in virtual reality and 'mixed reality' experiences.

The new company, Spaces, is headed up by Shiraz Akmal, who was previously a VP at ill-fated THQ, and Brad Herman, a VR specialist who's been working on VR projects alongside work at DreamWorks for several years.

Heading up the trifecta of DreamWorks talent is Dean Orion, who has written for TV and interative theme park attractions for both Walt Disney imagineering, as well as DreamWorks animation, and former Eidos president Keith Boesky is in there too.

They've got talent for days, and it seems like the $3m start-up is already working on VR projects for Microsoft, NBCUniversal and other companies while targetting all the big headsets.

“Virtual reality spaces offer creative challenges we’ve never seen before: to build fully dimensional spaces in which viewers can completely interact,” said Akmal.

Why is this exciting? Well, the idea of licensed 360 degree videos and VR experiences is a strong one.