Virtual Reality has been on the minds and lips of consumers from some time now, once with the launch of Oculus Rift and Google’s Cardboard project, which both look highly promising for the future where reality will look and feel extremely different. The tide is high so a new gaming center was launched in the far away land of Melbourne, Australia. A huge VR center is already highly popular and it offers a wide space for users to indulge themselves in the new experience.
Zero Latency, as it was named, has opened to the public recently and was especially designed to offer a genuinely immersive virtual reality experience in a wide space. Users are extremely enthusiastic about it, describing the experience “like literally being in a video game”.
The center hosts a 4.300 square feet warehouse which gathered more than 129 PlayStation Eye cameras. The gaming experience consists of a one hour trial for four or six players. Players are equipped with a backpack filled with an Alienware Alpha PC, which ensures the virtual environment for the Oculus Rift DK2 headsets. This is the first time the Oculus Rift is used on a large scale and on an organized playground literally, to offer consumers the innovative experience of Virtual Reality.
Circumstances for playing games are extraordinary to say the least. Users are basically part of the context in which the game is unfolding and must physically move around the space, aiming and firing their weapons and feeling everything as it was happening for real.
It took three years for Zero Latency to see the light of day and it is the first official VR hall room for all those who want to try out the new experience.
Virtual Reality gaming centers are starting to gain momentum, as a similar project also known as “The Void” will open soon in Salt Lake City and most probably others are still in the very early stages of development. Virtual Reality entered the territories of motion pictures as well, with the first VR animated movie, Henry, about a hedgehog who’s extremely human and friendly and adorable, to be launched soon.
So, VR is not only about shooting soldiers and racing cars, it is also about the bright side of life, which we hope will be much exploited in the future. Until then, we have a huge gaming center that will introduce us to the world of VR and show us how an alternative reality looks like.
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