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Standardizing All the Realities: A Look at OpenXR (Presented by Khronos Group)

Sponsor Speaker:

Nick Whiting (Technical Director, Epic Games)

Location: Room 3022, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 19

Time: 11:20am - 12:20pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Educators Summit, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Dev Day

Tutorials: N/A

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

For the first time, Khronos will give an update on the technical details of the of the OpenXR standard for virtual and augmented reality - created by the Khronos OpenXR working group. This includes the interfaces that applications will use to communicate with runtimes, as well as how new devices and interoperability are handled. Specifics of the technical challenges of developing the specification will be covered, as well as insights to the reasoning behind some of the decisions made by the working group on the architecture of the standard.


Attendees will have an introduction to the design and architecture of the OpenXR specification, and how both applications and devices are expected to function within in the OpenXR ecosystem.

Intended Audience

Application developers and hardware manufacturers that are interested in a understanding of the general architecture and systems in OpenXR.