Location-based virtual reality (VR) provider The VOID has announced that it will be opening nine new experience centers to offer more people the chance to enjoy truly immersive VR moments. This has been made possible thanks to the close of a Series A round of funding late last year and will allow the company to carry out this aggressive expansion plan within the United States.
Thanks to the latest in cutting-edge technology and world-class content, The VOID has proven to be a leading provide of stunning VR expereinces. The nine new locations are planned to be opened in Atlanta, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Hollywood, Calif.; Minneapolis, Minn.; New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Santa Monica, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.
Fidelity Management and Research Company led the round of funding with the participation from new investors Qualcomm Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Disney, Cinemark, and Genting Malaysia. Additional partners include: Shanda International Group, Meraas, Ithaca Media Ventures, Lion Capital, Madison Wells, Pickled Entertainment, Fair Capital, and United Talent Agency.
“The power of The VOID allows guests to step into worlds that were beyond their reach until now. We are pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology and will continue to be trailblazers of location-based experiences,” said Cliff Plumer, Chief Executive Officer of The VOID. “Our goal has always been to create entertainment experiences that are un-rivaled. We’re thrilled to have the support of world-class companies and we are setting our sights next on global expansion.”
This news follows the recent announcement of an original location-based VR experience dubbed Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment, which has been developed by UK based studio, Ninja Theory. The title is set in the summer of 1893 during the famous Chicago World’s Fair, and involves a demonstration of a device called the Electro-Spiritualism. This ends up bringing something terrible into the world, causing tragedy only a few days before the closing of the fair. From here, attendees will need be invited to explore the environment of a now derelict ruin and discover the truth of what happened, all while avoiding being caught by a demon known as Nicodemus.
As The VOID continues to pioneer the location-based entertainment market with immersive and stunning VR experiences, VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest, so stay tuned for more.