SPACES have announced that they have opened the door to the world’s first SPACES Center, which features a multi-sensory virtual reality (VR) attraction entitled Terminator Salvation: Fight For The Future. The attraction is located within the recently revamped Irvine Spectrum Center in Orange County, on of Southern California’s most popular entertainment lifestyle destinations which attracts over 17 million visitors annually.
Though more experiences are planed to be released within the center, the Terminator Salvation: Fight For The Future title marks the first time that attendees will be able to experience location-based extended VR built by the visionary VR and entertainment team that was spun out of Dreamworks. Within the title players team up with friends and family to take arms against the Terminators with unique SPACES features.
“Our amazingly fun, social SPACES attractions are built to be shared,” Brad Herman, SPACES CTO says. “We’re kicking off our first SPACES Center with a prominent franchise that is recognized and loved around the world, we make it easy for guests to share their SPACES experience the moment they take off their headset and that social-friendly mentality is built into every one of our SPACES attractions.”
This includes SPACES FACES which scanned the face of a player and then places it onto the character model within the virtual world, allowing groups to see each other as though they were there themselves. The experience also features top-of-the-line immersive equipment which includes the likes of the HP OMEN X VR Backpack workstation PC which provides the power needed for such an experience.
“We designed our VR backpacks precisely to enable visionary, driven teams to create groundbreaking social experiences,” explains Joanna Popper, head of location-based VR entertainment for HP. “SPACES attractions are a natural fit to showcase the unique adventures you can experience when you’re not tethered to a desktop PC or a television. SPACES location-based XR attractions give people the ability to experience a game or movie from the inside. It’s not storytelling, it’s story-living.”
SPACES has the opportunity to create unlimited possibilities in any physical location thanks to their unique systems and the immersive power of VR. Other technologies such as haptic feedback, motion platforms and environment effects also enhance the experience allowing attendees to not only see and hear but also feel the action. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from the SPACES website and for more on the company in the future, keep reading VRFocus.