First multi-player VR park in PH set to open in Mall of Asia

The first virtual reality (VR) playground of its kind in the Philippines, which allows multiple people to play simultaneously in the same game, is set to open in the country this Feb. 24.

The hi-tech park, dubbed VR+, is located in a 245-square-meter facility at S Maison at the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City. All 33 VR units at the venue, owned by VR Kings Amusement, are powered by Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs.

The VR+ provides multi-player VR games paired with specialized somatosensory devices. Instead of merely sitting on a chair with a headset, players at VR+ get to interact with the environment and one another, deeply immersing themselves into the game.

Players get a one of a kind experience without having to purchase expensive gear or acquire a large space. The initial target market are younger gamers because they are most interested in such gaming experiences.

“Not many people have the luxury of buying VR headsets and games. With VR+, not only can people finally get to try VR games, but they also get to do so with their friends,” said Keith Ang, president of VR Kings Amusement.

“They will experience games that will make them feel as if they are in a different place. No other gaming platform can really replicate that feeling. We aim to make VR gaming the cool or hip thing to do.”

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