Open 3D Foundation Aims to Accelerate Game Technology Development

The Open 3D Foundation, recently formed by the Linux Foundation, aims to accelerate developer collaboration and support open source projects related to 3D graphics rendering and development.

According to the announcement, Amazon Web Services is contributing the Open 3D Engine (O3DE) to the project under the Apache 2.0 license. The Open 3D Engine -- an updated version of the Amazon Lumberyard game engine -- will allow development “unencumbered by commercial terms and will provide the support and infrastructure of an open source community through forums, code repositories, and developer events.” A developer preview of O3DE is now available on GitHub

The Open 3D Foundation’s goal is to create “an open source, fully featured, high-fidelity, realtime 3D engine for building games and simulations, available to every industry.” You can learn more through the website and upcoming events, including a roundtable session at GDC and O3DECon in October.