Army Swaps Guns For Controllers
Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of game-based military simulation and training software, was awarded £768k through the £800m Defence Innovation Fund with the British Army to build a massive photorealistic virtual reality (VR) training world called Virtual Reality in Land Training (VRLT). VRLT uses out-of-the-box terrains with the BISim’s proprietary game engine to enable hundreds of soldiers to participate in massive multi-role free-roaming, mounted and unmounted simulations.
Bohemia Interactive is a Prague based video game developer and publisher founded by Marek Španěl in 1999. The studio released its first game in 2001, a military shooter titled Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis. When the United States Marine Corps asked them to develop realistic simulations to train soldiers in the early 2000s, a new division called Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) was created. BISim was later spun off and became a standalone business entity based in Orlando, Florida. BI still owns a small piece of the company, which is backed by private equity.