Zero Latency Survival 4 - AmericaÕs Largest Multiplayer Free-Roam Virtual Reality Game Arenas Coming to Greater Boston and Philadelphia in 2017
The cutting-edge experience will be available later this year at a pair of virtual reality arenas that are preparing to open in the Boston area. Participants donning virtual reality headsets will be free to roam around a 2,000-square-foot space while exploring new worlds, solving puzzles and, yes, hunting down bloodthirsty zombies.
“It’s kind of like you are walking in somebody else’s shoes, your body is the controller of the game,” said David O’Connor, one of the three men behind MindTrekVR, who said a player’s ability to immerse him or herself in an alternate reality is “what makes it awesome.”
MindTrekVR will open in Woburn this summer and in Marlboro later in the year. The group also plans to open locations in New Jersey and Philadelphia in 2018. Although the company wouldn’t say how much the virtual reality experience will cost, it did say it will be marketed as luxury entertainment for millennials.
The high-tech arena, which is basically an empty room outfitted with sensors on the ceiling to track players’ location, is powered by ZeroLatency, an Australian company.
Right now MindTrekVR has announced two games, the zombie apocalypse and another, less panic-inducing experience in which players have to walk around to solve a puzzle in an alien world where whales fly and down becomes up.
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