Daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox
Sony vet Phil Harrison invests in ex-Sony London chief's new VR startup
Phil Harrison, former key PlayStation exec and Worldwide Studios chief, was one of the first people to invest in Dream Reality Interactive, a new VR startup from former Sony London head Dave Ranyard.
June 28, 2017
1 Min Read
Dream Reality Interactive, the virtual reality studio founded by the former head of Sony London Studio, Dave Ranyard, has completed its first funding round.
Veteran game industry exec and former president of Sony Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, was one of the first people to invest in the company, which also caught the eye of advertising and digital design outfit, Mother.
It's unclear how much cash Dream Reality pulled in, but we know the funds will be used to build-out and accelerate the studio's development pipeline.
The fledgling firm already has a number of projects in the works such as Hold the World, a virtual reality museum experience featuring Sir David Attenborough.
"We are really excited by the space where AR, VR and AI meet and can see amazing opportunities for new levels of immersion and human interaction," commented Ranyard.
"Having backing from two successful and insightful investors enables us to accelerate our ambitions and is a huge validation of the talented team we have put together."
Read more about:2017
About the Author(s)
News Editor, GameDeveloper.com
Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.
You May Also Like
Exploring the 2024 State of the Game Industry report - Game Developer Podcast ep. 39Feb 2, 2024
Phantom inspiration and the ethical auteur with Xalavier Nelson Jr.Dec 8, 2023
Designing Killer Queen: from playground experiment to modern arcade sensationOct 18, 2023
Rod Humble and King Choi illustrate the ambition of Life By YouSep 22, 2023
Get daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox
Subscribe to Game Developer Newsletters to stay caught up with the latest news, design insights, marketing tips, and more