Virtual reality (VR) continues to grow in the public consciousness thanks not only to the endeavours of big global companies like Facebook/Oculus, HTC, Google, Microsoft and many more, but also from smaller entrepreneurs opening VR arcades in local towns and cities. The VR Concept, a provider of in-Pub VR arcades has announced its fourth location, right in the center of London, UK.
Located at the GameBoxx Arena in Lost Rivers Elephant, an entertainment space situated in the heart of Elephant & Castle, the multiplayer VR arcade will celebrate its Grand Opening on Thursday 29th March 2018, just as Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One hits cinemas ahead of the Easter weekend.
Featuring four HTC Vive’s, the VR arcade will offer guests one hour slots for groups up to four, or ten minutes for two people. Lost Rivers Elephant will have an assortment of VR titles to play through as well as an inter-Pub gaming league that allows up to four players to play individually or co-operatively against other participants across locations in their gaming network.
VR experiences on offer include: Serious Sam, Quest (Rec Room), SkyFront, Vesper Peak (The Lab), Xortexx (The Lab) and Archery (The Lab).
Anthony Nixon, director and Co-founder of The VR Concept said in a statement: “We’re delighted to be able to partner with Lost Rivers Breweries, which gives us the opportunity to work with a well-known brand that has established a significant presence in London and across the UK. This is our first and only Zone 1 location, and we’re aiming to maintain a strong presence within Elephant & Castle, which is showing a significant amount of investment in building and infrastructure for the local area and people.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring together the past and future of gaming at Lost Rivers Elephant, where guests can have the chance to experience brand new technology whilst enjoying their own childhood memories in classic gaming favourites. Really looking forward to welcoming everyone to Gameboxx!” added Nick Cash, director at Lost Rivers Elephant.
As a special offer, for the month of April you can bring in your Ready Player One ticket stub or book online using code READYPLAYERONE to receive 25% discount off all 4-player experiences, available at all The VR Concept locations between the 30th March – 30th April. For any further VR Concept updates, keep reading VRFocus.