VR Zone Hero Hangout to Open in San Mateo, California

The location-based entertainment centre is due to open next week.

Exit Reality is a specialist in location-based entertainment (LBE) for virtual reality (VR) centres. Last month the company announced a new partnership with Neurogaming on a new multiplayer solution called X Arc. Now, it’s been revealed that Exit Reality will be providing three of its VR cubes for a new attraction opening in California, Hero Hangout.

Hero Hangout is a new VR centre set to open in San Mateo next week, with Exit Reality’s X Pods offering guests a variety of experiences (20 in total), from fending off flying robots in Space Pirate Trainer to facing a fear of heights with Richie’s Plank Experience.

The venture is the brainchild of venture capitalist, Tim Draper, allowing the general public to see and experience what VR is all about. Exit Reality isn’t the only company providing tech, with omnidirectional treadmill manufacturer KatVR providing units and Talon Simulations bringing its racing/flight/rollercoaster simulator.

In addition to all the VR experiences on offer, traditional arcade games like Ms. Pacman, Street Fighter, Rampage and more will also be available.

“With Tim’s support and guidance, the Hero Hangout was created and is run by Daniel Wiegand an entrepreneur and Draper University Alumni from the Spring 2016 Class,” states the company. “Our goal and vision is to enable the general public the ability to experience, learn, and get their hands dirty with these latest technologies through a state of the art Virtual Reality Arcade. We hope to delight our customers by providing them with the latest and greatest technologies at a low pay per minute cost.”

Hero Hangout will open on Thursday 29th November. Opening hours are from 12pm to 8pm, with pricing coming in two forms, $50 USD per hour, giving access to all of Exit Reality’s HTC Vive stations or $60 per hour for all station access. For those interested, due to the finite number of VR stations its worth booking a time slot via the Hero Hangout website.

As further LBE locations are announced, VRFocus will keep you updated.

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