Sega and Zero Latency Create Second VR Gaming Arena in Japan

Sega VR Arena Abeno is open in Osaka.

It looks as though Zero Latency and Sega’s free-roaming virtual reality (VR) gaming arena has been a success as today the companies have announced the opening of a second location in Japan. 

The first arena opened inside Sega’s Tokyo Joypolis location in 2016, with the second Sega VR Arena Abeno location opening its door last month at the Abeno Q’s Mall in Osaka.

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The Osaka arena will provide 225 square meters (2,500 square feet) of floor space for six-players to band together, with the opportunity to lead the pack, be a hero, support the squad, or discover their own role working together to battle hordes of brain-hungry undead in Zombie Survival.

“We are honored that our partners at Sega have chosen to extend their virtual reality presence with a second Zero Latency arena. This is a great vote of confidence in our cutting-edge technology and business model for amusement operators seeking to entertain guests with unparalleled VR,” states Zero Latency CEO Tim Ruse in a statement. “The Tokyo Joypolis arena continues to enchant visitors with mind-blowing gaming adventures and now visitors to Abeno Q’s Mall in Osaka will also get to experience the very best freeroam, multiplayer VR gaming on the planet.”

As in all Zero Latency arenas, the Osaka arena has no internal physical walls, which allow teams to freely roam, walk, explore, and fight together through different virtual terrains.

“Zero Latency’s VR System has opened in Osaka following the success of Tokyo. This wonderful freeroaming VR attraction is an exciting development for players in the Osaka and Kansai area who are well known for their love of high quality entertainment,” said Mr Nobuo Tamaki, Operating Officer and Development Headquarter General Manager of SEGA Entertainment. “We believe they will enjoy Zero Latency’s amazing system and content.”

Sega VR Arena Abeno is the 10th arena in the world powered by Zero Latency’s patent-pending VR technology. As the company continues its expansion VRFocus will keep you updated.

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