Virtual reality arcades are a great way to try out VR without the hassle of buying your own headset and other equipment. They typically have a wide selection of different VR setups and games to choose from, as well as charging by the hour or session for use of their equipment.
Vive’s Getting In On The Game
HTC is making an effort to get people to buy its VR headsets by opening a growing number of VR arcades worldwide. The company hopes to energize sales of both headsets and the software that runs on them, according to Rikard Steiber, president of Viveport and senior vice president of VR at HTC.
While there are millions of personal headset owners, most people have not yet taken the plunge into the world of gaming in virtual reality. This means that arcades could be the key to bringing the technology mainstream again.
There are two main types of VR arcades: those that offer booths where players can sit down and play in a private space, and those that allow players to roam freely. The first option is more popular and has been shown to be the most successful so far, but free-roam arcades are gaining popularity as well.
Tip #1: Creating a safe environment for your customers to enjoy VR is important. While VR headsets are becoming more widely available, they still have a tendency to be dangerous when not used in the right environment. This is especially true for kids. If your arcade is going to be used by kids, you should create specific areas in your facility where they can safely explore the virtual world without harming themselves or their friends and family.
The following tips will help you to set up your arcade in the best way possible:
1. Ensure that you have plenty of space for your visitors to comfortably walk around inside their virtual world. This is especially important if your arcade is small.
2. Identify the most popular VR games that your audience is interested in and put them at the front of your arcade.
The most popular VR games include Hologate, a multiplayer VR experience that transports players into another universe; Virtual Rabbids, which uses motion box technology and simulated wind to make you feel like you are escaping a tornado; and King Kong of Skull Island VR, an elaborate zombie shooter.
3. Invest in the highest quality headsets to avoid poor performance and long wait times.
Several major VR manufacturers, including HTC, Sony and PlayStation, have developed headsets that are both comfortable and durable. You should also ensure that your VR arcade is equipped with the latest and most up-to-date hardware to provide the best possible experience.
4. Adding a new type of attraction to your location is a great way to increase your revenue per square foot, increase your brand awareness, and differentiate from your competitors.
5. Adding virtual reality attractions is a great way to get the most out of your arcade, whether you own a bowling alley, skate rink or a family entertainment center (FEC). The technology is fast-growing, so it’s a good time to add one to your facility.