Virtuix makes its debut at Dave & Buster’s, Austin
Virtuix’s action-packed Omniverse VR Arena – a new Esports attraction that lets players run freely inside video games – is set to arrive 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, and 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.