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VR Can Make The Decline Of Traditional Amusement Parks Revival
- May 09, 2018 -

Game consoles boom has left a deep imprint in the British players home, at the same time, also has effect on the playground and halls.Bacta data according to the entertainment industry trade organization, in the 1980 s, the UK, there are more than 1000 electronic amusement park, but by 2011, that number has halved.

VR Star stores in Bristol

VR Star stores in Bristol

Now, the next generation of gaming experience, namely, virtual reality, is make playground once again experience the latest game in the first place.

In the beginning, the electronic game fans will go to amusement arcade, experience by Japan coin-operated games, such as "travel around the world grand prix" and "street fighter" series game, earlier is to experience "the pac-man" and "big gold".But these games and can't beat the growing, impressive domestic host, such as the original SONY PlayStation in the mid - 1990 - s began to rise, and the Microsoft XBOX began to appear at the beginning of this century.

VR Star stores in Bristol

VR Star stores in Bristol

Now, located in Bristol, VR Star, with the hundreds of VR playground, is urging players from his home took to the streets, acquire new experience.This also reflects a trend of globalization, we can see that specializing in VR experience "VRcades" is the United States, Japan, South Korea and China.The world thousands of this kind of special VR entertainment venues are operating, VR can provide electronic amusement park a development path, make it back into the so-called "holy land" game?

Although we can afford to buy cheaper VR devices, but the quality of the VR experience is still expensive.Such as HTC Vive head sold for 599 pounds in the UK, but if you want to run efficiently, also need a strong processing capacity and high performance graphics computer, which makes the overall cost of more than 1000 pounds.Even so, you're also not fully utilizedVR gamesPotential.

Located in Bristol, VR Star stores in a driving simulator and shooting game is through the motion sensor and the high quality of sound is endowed with life, make them experience reached a new level.When the 360 degrees of vision and the depth of field effect with vibration of the floor, another dimension of VR experience.What's more, in Los Angeles Dreamscape of Immersive Alien Zoo experience was even used the fan, to increase the feeling of movement.

Dreamscape Immersive VR experience

Dreamscape Immersive VR experience

"In order to obtain the complete experience, VR to the fusion of visual, auditory and movement of the elements," the developer of the VR Star, British Immotion said Martin Higginson, executive director of the company."If you want a truly immersive experience, you need to high-end VR devices, and this kind of VR there will be a few years time to real large-scale into the family.I have been in the field of digital media cost the most, this is the form of the most exciting experience I've ever seen."

VR Star this store located at Cabot Circus shopping centre in a common space, soft opening since mid-december.By the early march this year, has accepted more than 4000 customers, the average charge 30 pounds per hour.

Customers are enthusiastic feedback encourages the company continued to expand the scale, Immotion already in swindon, Cardiff, Manchester and Leeds has opened four stores.Next, they plan to in the UK has more than 60 VR Star in range, in addition to the existing playground with VR experience unit, as well as the lego paradise brand customization of VR experience for such projects.

VR Star stores in Bristol

VR Star stores in Bristol

Before Christmas last year, announced Immotion completed 1.3 million pounds of the financing, the financing will be used to in Europe and the United States released its new platform.

At present, the VR Star used equipment and content from a Chinese developers, but Immotion want to operate its since the content of the research, especially in the last year Studio after Liddell.This is an animation developers in Manchester.

"Now you see and experience the VR is like computer games early," said Higginson."And it will be fast improvement.The VR games currently resolution only 2 k, but will soon be under the rendering ability of faster processors and better run by 4 k resolution.In VR Star, we will take you to the Jurassic in the world, or take you sit helicopter through the serengeti plain, it will bring you an unprecedented experience."

Located in Bristol, VR Star used by great friends of E3 heads

Located in Bristol, VR Star used by great friends of E3 heads

Experts said that the arrival of the VR for traditional amusement park industry is a good time."Amusement park industry has a constant innovation cycle," Devi, head of the VR equipment manufacturers AiSolve Kolli says."If they don't have to advanced technology to innovation, can't live, now has become a part of our experience of VR.From the point of feedback of VR, playground is so greedy for good VR products in the industry."

And Kolli think, if put into a new generation of VR, existing playground will be very significant return, even can once again become a "holy land".Of course, they will and dedicated to provide a playground of the experience of the VR such as VR Star to competition.

VR playground

VR playground

Jeremy Dalton is a PwC VR consultant, he is more optimistic.He says the current high-end VR experience requires complicated installation process, and the "problem" provides a good opportunity to the playground."The installation of the VR is facing complicated problem to traditional amusement park provides a perfect opportunity, after all, in the playground, you only need to pay the money, can get VR experience.The cost for the customer is easy to accept."