Last week the Korean Virtual Reality Festival (KVRF) 2016 was held in the country’s capital Seoul. Exhibiting at the event was Skonec Entertainment with its VR videogame Mortal Blitz. The title originally launched on Samsung’s mobile head-mounted display (HMD) Gear VR back in November 2015, when the consumer version of the device arrived. For the festival though the developer has unveiled a new version that turns the title into a free roaming attraction.
Similar in design to VR experiences like The VOID, Mortal Blitz for Walking Attraction utilises what looks like a backpack PC along with a gun controller and an Oculus Rift headset.
As you’ll see from the trailer below, players are able to free roam around an environment littered with various blocks some of which can be interacted with in-game. There are parts of the video though where the players seem to walk on a dedicated platform possibly for certain ‘on-rails’ sections.
This type of experience is gaining popularity with theme parks and other public attractions as a new way for visitors to enjoy immersive entertainment. Hwang Dae Sil, Skonec Entertainment CEO, said in a statement: “Through collaboration with [the] world’s leading theme parks as well as related businesses in Korea will actively seek to help introduce the VR Korean theme park in China and global markets including Japan and the United States.”
Mortal Blitz was originally scheduled to see a worldwide launch on PlayStation VR this week but as yet hasn’t appeared on either the US or UK PlayStation Stores.
As VRFocus learns more about Mortal Blitz for Walking Attraction, we’ll endeavour to keep you updated.