While virtual reality (VR) can (and is) being designed to be as immersive as possible for the home environment some companies are taking the technology to even greater heights. Zero Latency VR is a full motion VR space based in Melbourne, Australia that will soon be open to the public.
Zero Latency started life in 2013 as an idea in the early days of the new resurgence in VR. In 2014 a Pozible campaign to crowd fund a 50 square metre room was launched asking for $25,000 AUD and eventually raising $30,000 AUD to put the idea into motion. Then over the last two years that design changed and grew into a 450 square metre warehouse, Kotaku reports.
The experience utilises the Oculsu Rift DK2 head-mounted display (HMD) and is themed on zombies. Users have one mission to get into a basement of a zombie infested building, activate the generators and then escape.
So far Zero Latency is designed around 6 players and uses a mixture of off-the-shelf equipment and custom made electronics to create the experience. The team uses the PlayStation Eye for positional tracking in the warehouse. The guns are made on site using a ShopBot CNC machine to help create that extra sense of reality by having the guns feel as real as possible.
Tickets can already be purchased through Zero Latency’s website for $88 AUD, for a 60 minute session and VRFocus will continue to report on the latest VR news from around the world.