Bringing the Beat to the Trafford Centre
Beat Saber, the attendant-free VR attraction, has drawn new fans at the Trafford Centre, where it joins the line-up at the Namco Funscape FEC.
Namco Funscape entertainment venues provide fun for people of all ages. From ten-pin bowling, American pool tables, the latest arcade and VR games, Pac-Man Soft play, food & drink, dodgem cars, parties, corporate events, and most recently, escape room and adventure golf.
Trevor Sutton, leisure equipment controller, Namco UK says, “We have been encouraged by Beat Saber’s early results and will be looking to run tournaments in the near future which will certainly give this title further exposure through our social media channels. This adds to our portfolio of digital out-of-home experiences and offers further diversity within our entertainment venues. Beat Saber will also debut during the Summer within our Butlins Bognor Regis portfolio where we already have a number of dedicated VR titles.”
“We are really pleased that Namco UK has chosen Beat Saber to join their extensive mix of VR and other attractions,” adds Matthew Deith, commercial director of Harry Levy Amusements. “People from every imaginable demographic love to play this game, and they love to watch their friends play. Beat Saber is performing extremely well since its arrival in Manchester.”
Beat Saber is a visually exciting concept, thanks to an incredible music soundtrack and the unique rhythm-slashing dance moves as players swipe at ‘virtual’ beats using two illuminated wands.
Just like a traditional arcade cabinet, VRsenal’s Virtual Arcade Cabinet is a single machine that can go from shipping pallet to fully operational in thirty minutes, all with zero technical expertise. The cabinet also has a footprint of just 30 square feet (2.8 square meters) and has been optimised for high throughput, high uptime, high ROI, and low maintenance.
The Beat Saber cabinet is a state-of-the-art arcade centrepiece featuring neon lighting and an
80-inch (203-cm) 4K screen protected by quarter-inch windshield glass displaying everything the player sees in stunning life-size detail. Supporting HTC Vive Pro headsets, the cable management and retraction system provides a near-wireless experience, while the fully integrated ticketing system brings redemption functionality to the table. VRsenal then seals the deal with futuristic holographic signage that projects rotating Beat Saber logos that hover in mid-air just above the cabinet, and VRsenal’s testing of the Virtual Arcade Cabinet shows an impressive 99% uptime.