If you are eagerly awaiting virtual reality, you will be able to immerse yourself and freely roam in the VR gaming center in Melbourne, Australia in the near future. It is the dream of many gamers worldwide to dive deep into their favorite world and literally step into the shoes of the protagonist, and they’re inching close to it with each passing year.
Zero Latency has now revealed its plans on making that dream come true by opening a massive gaming area where players will be given ample amounts of space to travel while wearing virtual reality headsets. If you were ever worried about the lack of room within your own house, the vast gaming zone will likely be an excellent fix.
Players will benefit from one of the 129 PlayStation Eye cameras, an Oculus Rift DK2 device and an Alienware Apha PC to support and power it all up, all of which promise a high quality experience. Not only that, but Zero Latency offers potential customers 4,300 square feet to roam freely about while interacting with the game, and other players.
The giant arena will allow only 4 to 6 players at a time, to engage in what appears to be a first person shooter game that will certainly revolutionize the way we fight our fictional battles. It could potentially be a goodbye to laser tag arenas that feature just bright lights and intricate corridors, or the possible bruises from paintball.
Virtual reality is where the future of gaming is likely heading, and a vast arena to experience it all might be a highly profitable venture for Zero Latency. There is a question on whether it’s a bit too early, but they will undoubtedly find many interested. Hundreds of people have reportedly already signed up to partake within its first week of opening.
It seems like the reasonable step from the old internet cafes that are now all but extinct. Players will have plenty of space to move, walk, crouch and run around while immersed into the videogame displayed in front of their eyes. It’s also probably highly recommended to stretch a bit before entering the gaming zone.
The price, however, is still to be decided if it will be worth it. It will cost each player AUD$88 (which is roughly $65) per hour, and many have already expressed their interest in experiencing gaming in an entirely new way.
A similar arena is planned on being open in Salt Lake City next year, called The Void, which could hint to the fact that virtual reality is gaining well expected popularity way ahead of Oculus Rift’s release in the first quarter of 2016.
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