The O3D community builds a first-class open-source 3D engine to advance development in games, the metaverse, and a variety of other applications
SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Open 3D Foundation (O3DF)home of a vibrant community focused on advancing the future of open 3D development, announces its growing ecosystem with the addition of Light Speed Studios as a Premier Member alongside Adobe, AWS, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, and Niantic.
Today’s premium 3D engines are as complex as operating systems, requiring significant investments in time, cost and human capital to keep pace with progress. Open source has repeatedly proven to be the fastest path to innovation. The Open 3D engine (O3DE) offers a full-featured, high-fidelity open source alternative ready to revolutionize real-time 3D development in a variety of industries – from game development, metaverse, AI and digital twin, to automotive, healthcare , robotics and more.
As a Premier Member, LightSpeed Studios will bring its leadership and extensive experience in global research and development of high-quality games to help drive the development of O3DE’s specifications and initiatives. Tencent senior project manager, Lanye Wangwill join the Open 3D Foundation Board of Directors, helping to shape the Foundation’s strategic direction and its management of 3D visualization and simulation projects.
“We are very excited to join the Open 3D Foundation, especially for the opportunity to leverage the connection with all other members to dive deep into graphics technologies and build a community of high-level open source 3D engines”, said Lanye Wang, representing LightSpeed Studios. “We look forward to working with you.”
LightSpeed Studios is one of the most innovative and successful game developers in the world, with teams around the world. Founded in 2008, LightSpeed Studios has created over 50 games across multiple platforms and genres for over 4 billion registered users. Made up of passionate gamers who advance the art and science of game development through great stories, great gameplay, and cutting-edge technology, LightSpeed Studios is focused on delivering next-generation experiences for gamers. who want to enjoy it anywhere, anytime across multiple genres and devices.
“It’s amazing to see the rapid growth of the O3D ecosystem, and we’re thrilled to welcome LightSpeed Studios to our community,” said Royal O’Brien, Executive Director of the Open 3D Foundation and Managing Director of Games and Digital Media at the Linux Foundation. “LightSpeed Studios has earned a solid reputation as a leading global game developer, delivering high-quality gaming experiences to hundreds of millions of users worldwide, and we are thrilled to partner with them as that we are improving the capabilities of O3DE for global 3D developers.
A growing community
LightSpeed Studios is one of 25 member companies since the public announcement of the Open 3D Foundation in July 2021. Other core members include Adobe, AWS, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, and Niantic.
In May, O3DE announced its latest release, which focused on performance, stability, and usability improvements. With over 1,460 code merges, this new release offers several improvements aimed at making it easier to create 3D simulations for AAA games and a range of other applications. Significant improvements include core stability, installer validation, motion matching, user-defined properties (UDP) support for the asset pipeline, and automated testing advancements. The O3D Engine community is very active, with an average of up to 2 million line changes and 350 to 450 monthly commitments from 60 to 100 authors on 41 repositories.
Where to see the O3D engine next
On October 17-19, the Open 3D Foundation will host O3Dcon, its flagship conference, bringing together technology leaders, freelance and independent 3D developers, and the academic community to share ideas, discuss hot topics, and foster the future of 3D development in a variety of industries and disciplines. For those interested in sponsoring this event, please contact [email protected].
Anyone interested in the O3D engine is invited to get involved and connect with the community at Discord.com/invite/o3de and GitHub.com/o3de.
About the Open 3D Engine (O3DE) project
O3D Engine is the flagship project managed by the Open 3D Foundation (O3D). The open-source project is a modular, cross-platform 3D engine designed to power everything from AAA games to cinema-quality 3D worlds to high-fidelity simulations. The code is hosted on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 license. To learn more, please visit o3de.org.
About the Open 3D Foundation
Established in July 2021, the mission of the Open 3D Foundation (O3DF) is to provide an open-source, comprehensive, high-fidelity, real-time 3D engine for creating games and simulations to all industries. The Open 3D Foundation hosts the O3D Engine project. To learn more, please visit o3d.foundation.
About the Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s premier hub for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects are essential to global infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and meeting the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create enduring models of open collaboration. For more information, visit linuxfoundation.org.
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