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Neon Museum in Las Vegas Comes to Gear VR

Back in November 2014 VRFocus reported on the launch of a new experience for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) that let players visit the famous Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. The piece also released as a free app for the iOS and Android operating systems (OSs), though seemingly without VR support included. Today, that experience has arrived on Samsung’s mobile HMD, Gear VR.

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Developed by Massive Square Inc., this free experience allows viewers to visit the museum’s front, visitor centre and outdoor area. Using the Gear VR’s head-tracking technology users can take in a 360 degree view of the area, discovering some of the iconic sites. The museum itself collects signs from old casinos and other businesses, putting them on display across an area of 6 acres.

On PC, The Neon Museum can be downloaded at no cost via the official Oculus VR Share Beta, a software portal for VR experiences running on the Oculus Rift. It supports both the device’s first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2).

VRFocus will continue to follow any and all experiences for Gear VR, reporting back with the latest updates on them.