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Volfoni acquires 3D pioneer TriOviz

Volfoni, specialist in 3D equipment, has acquired TriOviz, a French immersion-gaming company based in Paris and Los Angeles. TriOviz has created the first stereoscopic 3D middleware for top-selling games such as Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft), Batman: Arkham City and Batman Arkham Asylum (Warner Interactive), and Gears of War 3 (Microsoft Studios).

With their proprietary technology, the TriOviz for Games Software Development Kit) leverages a game's existing three-dimensional graphics information to enhance depth perception, geometry volume and position of gaming characters and environments. Game developers can maintain the resolution, performance and gameplay integrity of their AAA console games while running in 3D stereoscopic mode.

With this acquisition, Volfoni, already a leader in active and passive 3D cinema technology, will develop products for the gaming and virtual reality industries utilizing TriOviz's extensive game industry experience. The company believes that with console and PC hardware now made for 4K resolution, demand for combining stereoscopic 3D and motion recognition will be high.

There are 51 million 3DTVs worldwide, according to NPD Display, 30% of LCD-LED TV sold in 2013 will be 3D compatible.

Founded in 2007, French company Volfoni specialises in the mastering of the entire 3D production process from R&D to distribution, offers 3D technology for all applications, from 3D cinema, to immersive simulation, to industries encompassing engineering, home theater, and gaming. They have become one of the few companies in the world offering both active and passive 3D solutions.

Story filed 14.06.13

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