An Austin-based company says it's rolling out a new e-sports attraction that lets players run freely inside video games. The action-packed experience will be offered first for a limited time at the Dave & Buster’s location in Austin. It is a first-of-its-kind motion platform that enables 360-degree movement in virtual environments.
VR ARENA is a full-body, competitive virtual reality attraction for up to four players. Guests can play with or against their friends and compete for top spots on leader-boards. Players can choose from four games, with more coming soon.
“We are thrilled to bring VR ARENA to Dave & Buster’s,” said Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix. “We believe this exciting and active gaming experience will fit well with the venue’s audience.”
The unique Omni experience lets players walk and run within virtual worlds while remaining stationary, unlocking the promise of free-roam VR in a compact form-factor. Players can move around vast environments, battling their friends or cooperating to eliminate enemies that include terrifying zombies and evil robots.
In VR ARENA, groups of four players enjoy an experience that lasts 15 to 20 minutes. A queuing system notifies guests by text message when it’s their turn to play, allowing them to sample other Dave & Buster’s attractions in the meantime. When the game finishes, players can share a video of their VR ARENA experience on social media.
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