The Virtuix Omniverse VR e-Sports Arena takes up less than 400 sq. ft. – A great attraction for FEC’s
“Virtuix Inc. announced today the availability of Omniverse VR ARENA, a new e-Sports attraction that lets players run freely inside video games. The action-packed experience will be offered first for a limited time at the Dave & Buster’s location in Austin, Texas.
VR ARENA is a full-body, competitive virtual reality attraction for up to four players. Guests can play with or against their friends and compete for top spots on leaderboards. Players can choose from four games, with more coming soon.
“We are thrilled to bring VR ARENA to Dave & Buster’s,” said Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix. “We believe this exciting and active gaming experience will fit well with the venue’s audience.”
By incorporating the Omni, Virtuix’s proprietary treadmill that enables movement in 360 degrees, VR ARENA adds an important new experience alongside Dave & Buster’s existing roster of VR attractions. The unique Omni experience lets players walk and run within virtual worlds while remaining stationary, unlocking the promise of free-roam VR in a compact form-factor. Players can move around vast environments, battling their friends or cooperating to eliminate enemies that include terrifying zombies and evil robots.
In VR ARENA, groups of four players enjoy an experience that lasts 15 to 20 minutes. A queuing system notifies guests by text message when it’s their turn to play, allowing them to sample other Dave & Buster’s attractions in the meantime. When the game finishes, players can share a video of their VR ARENA experience on social media.
About Virtuix: Virtuix, Inc., founded in April 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, is the pioneer of the “Active VR” category and is the developer of the Omni – the first-of-its-kind motion platform that enables 360-degree movement in virtual environments. Virtuix has shipped more than 3,000 Omni systems to more than 500 commercial entertainment venues around the world, making the Omni the most widely distributed VR hardware apart from head-mounted displays. The Omni system includes Omniverse, Virtuix’s proprietary content delivery and arcade management platform that currently features 20 VR games as well as e-Sports competitive gaming. Virtuix, a private company, has raised more than $20M from individual and institutional investors.
For more information, visit www.virtuix.com. Contact Jan Goetgeluk CEO, Virtuix at [email protected] or (832) 260-3337
What this could mean? FCDN has been covering Virtuix and working with Jan for the past year. The success of the VR Arena at Pinballz (Austin) has been well documented, the last revenue total is $53,000 in 8 weeks after having an initial average of $1000/day for the first 4 weeks. Now we may not be able to print D&B revenues for the VR Arena, but my belief is that it will well exceed $1,000/day, even though this 2nd location for Virtuix is also in Austin. The Austin market can certainly handle several VR Arenas.