Years ago, theme parks across the world realised a great way to make more money from rides was to install a camera and photograph guests at the most exhilarating point, creating funny and memorable images they could never achieve otherwise. It’s that sort of service virtual reality (VR) arcades will soon be able to supply, thanks to a partnership between Synthesis VR and Blueprint Reality Inc., creator of MixCast.
Rather than a rollercoaster picture highlighting a screaming guest or a crying child, with Blueprint Reality Inc’s. MixCast technology, players at VR arcades using Synthesis VR’s management system will be to get mixed reality (MR) photos and videos of their gameplay sessions.
Using the MixCast VR Photobooth players will be able to capture their real-life selves inside their favourite VR gaming experiences to then share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. This helps to provide further awareness for the VR arcade as well as an incremental revenue stream.
“With MixCast, we’re able to offer Synthesis VR arcade operators the ability to provide mixed reality pictures and videos to their customers as a great experience enhancement, which is something we’re very excited about,” said A Shabeer Sinnalebbe, Synthesis VR CEO. “With so many cool features and now with the addition of MixCast, we believe this will help our partners to generate more revenue, add value and better promote their venues.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with a forward-thinking company such as Synthesis VR, as they offer a feature-rich platform that’s good for both VR arcade operators and their customers,” said Tarnie Williams, Blueprint Reality CEO. “We believe the addition of shareable mixed reality photos and videos will help communicate the experience and excitement around location-based VR.”
Synthesis VR arcade operators interested in offering MixCast Pics & Clips to their customers need to contact – firstname.lastname@example.org. The MixCast Moments video capture solution for VR arcades rolled out earlier this year, offering location-based entertainment (LBE) providers a new tool to bring in customers. For home users, you can always head on over to Steam to download MixCast 2.0 for free.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of MixCast and Synthesis VR, reporting back with the latest updates.