The planned VR arcade, dubbed Project StarCade, aims to make premium VR experiences accessible to the masses with an arcade hall that VR enthusiasts and novices alike are welcome to experience virtual reality in an immersive setting. The StarCade experiences will all be powered by the company’s own StarVR headset and is expected to have a library of content to try out.
Starbreeze has already been touring the VR experience in a giant modified RV, taking thousands of individuals through “The Walking Dead VR” a day at events. The VR RV was also parked inside the LA Convention Center this week. The company’s history at putting a large volume of users through VR experiences at events should translate well into scaling the RV experience into a full Los Angeles VR arcade.
The VR StarCade location will open during the Spring of this year at a yet undisclosed location, with the first location serving as a pilot center before expanding to other locations in the US or in Europe.
Virtual reality arcades like this one or a VR theme park like The Void based in Utah, is a sure sign of consumer demand to get their hands or head in the somewhat inaccessible technology of virtual reality.
via VR Scout