Though virtual reality (VR) is still growing in popularity, high-end VR experiences remain out of reach for many, due to considerations such as cost and space requirements. Location-based VR centres have started to grow in popularity as a way to fill the void, and one such solution, the VRcade Arena from VRstudios will be showcased at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo.
VRcade Arena is designed to be a arena-scale, multiplayer, free-roaming VR system that has been based on VRstudios existing Attraction Management Platform. It has been created to over a turnkey solution that can be installed in locations without needing a specialised location to be built.
The VRcade Arena system will be demonstrated at IAAPA Expo using the recently announced Terminal 17 VR experience, a multiplayer action-adventure title which allows squads of up to eight players to roam around the arena and communicate with each other to solve puzzles and defend the base.
Attendees at IAAPA will be able to see how the VRcade Arena system works in practice, allowing managers of VR arcade facilities the ability to manage hardware, software, user profiles and content as well as keep an eye on user data and other analytics.
“VRstudios will be demonstrating the capabilities of the VRcade Arena to IAAPA attendees interested in offering a large-scale, high-volume attraction that will fascinate and entertain their guests utilizing technology specifically designed for Location-Based Entertainment,” said Kevin Vitale, VRstudios’ CEO. “The VRcade Arena and custom-tailored attractions, such as Terminal 17, provide an unprecedented, fully immersive VR experience that offers an exciting VR attraction to complement LBE businesses.”
The IAAPA Attractions Expo is due to take place from 13th-17th November, at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida. Further information can be found at the official website.
VRFocus will continue to report on new developments in location-based VR.