Hard to believe it’s that time of year again, but the VRLA Winter Expo is here once more and promises no less than 72 Exhibitors and 4 exclusive announcements from Crytek, Survios and Starbreeze and it all kicks off January 23rd at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

vrla b&wVRLA is now one of the largest gatherings of its kind, now taking place twice a year, and it seems growing fast with every event.

This year, the organisers are welcoming 72 exhibitors to the Los Angeles Convention Center for a day dedicated to all things virtual reality. As well as the show floor, the event will also boast 11 presentations and panels, with over 3000 attendees expected.

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Among those exhibiting are HTC with their new Vive Pre hardware, lead sponsors AMD, Nvidia, light field rendering specialists Otoy, Tactical Haptics, Virtuix and Epic Games set to bring Oculus Touch demo Bullet Train along with them.

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Crytek are due to give a special announcement, and Survios are finally set to exit stealth mode to showcase their new demo and whatever else they’ve been working on. Finally, Starbreeze have something special to tell everyone, perhaps related to their recently unveiled panoramic StarVR headset.

Tickets are now available with General Admission for the day at $40 and a VIP ticket, giving you access to the show floor 2 hours early, set at $250. Student tickets are also available for $25.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.