VIRTUAL REALITY: VRstudios launches new Arena system
VRstudios, has launched its VRcade Arena system and Attraction Management Platform software, which allows for warehouse-scale multiplayer VR gaming.
Designed for turnkey installation and operation, and leveraging patent pending technology, the VRcade Arena allows up to eight simultaneous users to interact with each other as they participate in full-motion, immersive, gaming experiences.
The VRcade Arena is built on VRstudios’ Attraction Management Platform (AMP), which integrates first and third party hardware and software while providing a support and operational environment for entertainment venue owners and operators including essential day-to-day functions required by the facilities’ technicians, operators, and managers. Using role-specific login access, AMP gives businesses and individuals the tools they need to operate their VR attraction, manage hardware, software, user profiles and content, gather important data and analytics and view operational reports.
The VRcade Arena has been specifically designed for commercial entertainment destinations, such as theme & amusement parks, family entertainment centres, cinemas and casinos. AMP allows attraction owners and operators to increase their Return on Investment (ROI) through informed decisions about VR as a part of their business.
“We are excited to release the VRcade Arena, delivering on an original vision of the company conceptualised over five years ago,” said Dave Ruddell, VRstudios’ cofounder and chief architect. “From our 40-plus VRcade systems installed around the world, we have learned what it takes to build and manage an arena-class product that can push the limits and best practices of the growing LBE industry. The VRcade Arena enables an exciting new level of immersive out-of-home experiences for everyone, from casual VR enthusiasts to serious eSports competitors.”
The VRcade Arena content strategy includes new VRcade branded titles along with third party titles developed through licensing and co-production agreements. Together with industry creative partners, the company plans a catalogue of gaming experiences for VRcade Arena.