Family Entertainment Group and Zero Latency Opening Two VR Centres in US
US VR fans will soon have more places to experience immersive free-roaming entertainment.
Last week Zero Latency announced a partnership with Main Event Entertainment to open a warehouse sized virtual reality (VR) experience in Orlando, Florida. Today the VR specialist has revealed another partnership, this time with Family Entertainment Group (FEG) to open two more VR centres offering free-roam experiences.
A Zero Latency arena will open at Kalahari Resorts, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania in December 2016 as part of a property-wide expansion, followed by the opening of another arena at Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin in January 2017.
“Zero Latency offers the largest free-roam VR experiences on the planet,” said Bob Cooney, Zero Latency’s head of global business development and an amusement industry veteran. “It makes complete sense to work with FEG to open our warehouse-scale virtual reality gaming attractions in Kalahari Resorts and bring our immersive, exciting games to fun-loving attendees at some of the largest indoor waterparks in the world. FEG’s vision and commitment to delivering exclusive guest experiences makes them the ideal partners for Zero Latency.”
These new facilities will join existing arenas in Melbourne, Madrid, and Tokyo. They range from 2,000 to over 4,000 square feet, placing six players in the same videogame simultaneously. Zero Latency created its own patent-pending motion tracking scales to fit any size arena and has been successfully tested with up to 16 concurrent players.
“Zero Latency’s virtual reality gaming systems are light-years ahead of anything on the market,” said George Smith, founder and CEO at Family Entertainment Group. “We are thrilled to be installing this unique and wonderfully entertaining gaming experience for our partners at Kalahari Resorts. It will enhance the already over-the-top levels of fun to be had at the Kalahari locations in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.”
The VR company hasn’t specified which of its experiences will be made available in the two new facilities, but they most likely to be the same as the arena in Orlando. This has three different game options: Zombie Survival, Singularity and Engineerium. In Zombie Survival players fight off hordes of attacking zombies, while Singularity is a space-themed game aimed at kids, and Engineerium, is a family orientated puzzle game.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Zero Latency, reporting back with any further announcements.