Developer at an entertainment startup is developing a video game that uses the power of artificial intelligence to make interactive videos for users.
The startup, dubbed VRB, announced Wednesday it had raised $1.5 million in Series B funding led by Accel Partners and Google Ventures.VRB is building a product for mobile developers that uses deep learning to help users create, edit, share, and play videos that mimic video game play.
VRB has already built VR apps for games like “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” “The Order: 1886,” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” and it plans to build a similar platform for games in the future.
The company has partnered with the creators of popular games like the “Wipeout” franchise, which will use VRB technology to bring the world’s biggest arcade fighting game to VR headsets.
It will also work with a developer that creates games that use virtual reality, such as the “Otaku Quest” game.
VRBs ability to create content for a VR headset has raised questions from some developers about its ability to make the content for other devices.
In addition to VRB’s acquisition, Accel has committed to invest $2 million in VRB and a third round of funding.
Accel is a large investor in the VRB team, Acxiom Ventures, and the Oculus VR team.
VRBIG, Accell’s new subsidiary, was founded by Accell co-founder David Wozniak and former Microsoft executive and former CEO Bill Gates.
Accell will have a strong presence in the entertainment and gaming industry.