Disney Declares Funding in The Void for 2017 Accelerator Program
The Disney Accelerator program, by which the Home of Mouse invests in up-and-coming technological leisure corporations, goes robust in its fourth 12 months. Right this moment this system announced its annual listing of inventive tech companies that can obtain “access to the range of creative expertise and resources of The Walt Disney Company to help them develop their innovative new entertainment experiences and products,” in keeping with Disney Accelerator’s official website.
Most notable amongst this 12 months’s listing are The Void (a pioneer in combined reality and virtual reality that made headlines final 12 months with its immersive “Ghostbusters” experience in New York Metropolis), Epic Video games (creators of Unreal Engine expertise and the “Unreal,” “Gears of War,” and “Infinity Blade” online game sequence), and Savioke (a robotics firm that not too long ago partnered with Common Orlando to supply service automata on the Cabana Bay resort).
One can simply see Disney incorporating all or any of this expertise in upcoming expansions and additions to its theme park properties, together with the highly-anticipated Star Wars Land or rumored associated resort motels. (Simply think about what Disney may do with The Void’s free-roaming, tactile VR expertise…)
Different corporations included within the 2017 Disney Accelerator list are Ambidio, aXiomatic, Brit + Co, Hoodline, Kahoot!, ProductionPro, ReplyYes, and Samba TV, all concerned in a variety of various technological pursuits within the leisure subject.
“This year, more than ever, we are working with companies with the potential to help define the future of media and entertainment together with Disney,” stated Michael Abrams, Disney’s senior VP of innovation.
And as followers and shoppers, we’re definitely trying ahead to having fun with that future.