The Insomnia series of videogame events in the UK are some of the biggest held across the country, with the last one – Insomnia58 – taking place in August at the NEC, Birmingham. Tickets are now available for the next one, Insomnia59, and this event will feature an even bigger line-up of virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) experiences than before.
The August show featured VR for the first time, with head-mounted displays (HMDs) that included HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift available for demonstration. They’ll be making a return for Insomnia59 inside a dedicated VR and Tech area. What will be new though is the appearance of Microsoft’s MR headset HoloLens, which does appear at events across the globe but they’re normally trade and press shows, so this will be a good chance for visitors to get their hands on the device and see what its all about.
There’s been no confirmation at present on what titles will be available, but Insomnia58 did feature Battlezone, RIGS Mechanized Combat League, PlayStation VR Worlds and Farpoint for PlayStation VR so expect something similar. And due to the expected popularity of HoloLens it’ll be a ticketed event, the tickets will be free so keep an eye out on the Insomnia website to grab one.
Insomnia59 will again be held at the NEC, Birmingham, running from 9th – 11th December 2016. Tickets start fro £21 GBP including fees for a single day or the weekend cost £52.28.