When it comes to location-based entertainment (LBE) involving virtual reality (VR), companies like The VOID (Ralph Breaks VR, Nicodemus) and Zero Latency are two of the better-known content providers. SPACES is another marking inroads into the industry thanks to the release of Terminator Salvation: Fight For The Future last summer. Today, SPACES has revealed that in conjunction with Cinemark, the pair will be opening a new location in San Jose, California next month.
The new multi-sensory VR experience is a blend of 4D effects, 3D face scanning, physical interaction and social group play, putting players inside the Terminator universe to fight for the resistance.
Upon entering the Cinemark SPACES Terminator Salvation: Fight For The Future experience, guests will register and then scan their faces using SPACES’ proprietary face scanning technology, putting their faces directly onto the robotic bodies of T-2000 Terminators. From there, fans will be immersed in a free-roam, VR battle in groups of up to four people. The moment guests take off their headsets, they’ll immediately receive a cinematic video of their experience to take home and share on social media.
“Cinemark is constantly innovating and providing new experiences for our guests; we love taking entertainment and moviegoing to the next level,” said Mark Zoradi, Cinemark’s CEO in a statement. “Cinemark is excited to partner with SPACES to provide our Bay area guests with a fun, immersive, mixed-reality adventure.”
“At SPACES, we say ‘Go Anywhere, Do Anything’ where guests are the stars of the experiences,” said Shiraz Akmal, SPACES CEO. “We provide consumers an incredible, virtual reality adventure where they can suit up and escape with their friends. Guests depart from SPACES and are transported into the action. We especially love that our experiences are meant to be shared; people repeat the experiences with friends and family again and again.”
Terminator Salvation: Fight For The Future will be opening on Friday, 8th February 2019 at Cinemark’s Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose, CA at the Westfield Oakridge Shopping Center. Take a look at the trailer below for a brief taster, and for further updates on SPACES expansion, keep reading VRFocus.