In May, Los Angeles-based production studio The Rogue Initiative released its first virtual reality (VR) title in the form of Crowe: The Drowned Armory for HTC Vive, with an Oculus Rift version arriving last month. The studio collaborates with world-class filmmakers, studios, and technology companies on various projects, the latest being a location-based VR experience called Steel Cobras in conjunction with MediaMation’s MX4D motion effects seats.
Few details have been released on Steel Cobras, other than the title is a co-op flying experience where players take control of a massive gunship. What is unique about the experience is it’s combination with MediaMation’s MX4D seats which feature fully motorised seats which can move up and down, tilt backwards and forwards as well as side to side. They also include a rumble function, neck ticklers, a back poker, scent dispensers, air and water blasts built into the arm rests and leg ticklers.
“The Rogue Initiative and MediaMation are proud to announce our first co-op location-based 4D VR experience, Steel Cobras!,” said Pete Blumel, Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of The Rogue Initiative reports CatsandVR. “The experience will put you in the gunner’s seat of the feared Steel Cobra gunship on a high-speed trench run in high, fist-pumping style. We took the latest technology in interactive VR and blended it with a 80s nostalgia to create a fun-filled co-op experience that thrills your senses.”
While Cathy Twigg, Co-Founder and Chief Production Officer added: “I’m very excited for The Rogue Initiative to debut its first location based entertainment multi-player experience, Steel Cobras, with our wonderful partners MediaMation at IAAPA. We are looking forward to seeing it at the event.”
The Rogue Initiative and MediaMation will be showcasing Steel Cobras at the International Association of Amusement Parks Attractions Expo 2017 (IAAPA Expo) in Orlando, Florida this week.
“The Rogue Initiative is proud to partner with MediaMation, a leader in the field of 4D/5D Motion EFX seats, to bring our signature premium AAA level immersive entertainment content to our fans in amusement parks, location based entertainment centers, and arcades globally,” said Hrish Lotlikar, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer.
As further details are released on when Steel Cobras will be made available to arcades and theatres, VRFocus will let you know.