New Gaming Center Allows Australians to Experience Virtual Reality
Cernescu Andrei / 2 years ago
Experiencing shooters using virtual reality is amazing, but it is mostly limited by the use of omnidirectional treadmills right now, which are quite expensive and hard to obtain. Fortunately, those who are willing to take a trip to Melbourne, Australia can book a gaming session at the Zero Latency gaming center, which aims to provide a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience for up to six people at a time. The system is based on a 4,300-square-foot warehouse covered with a white grid pattern and equipped with 129 PlayStation Eye cameras. The gamers are fitted with backpacks carrying Alienware Alpha PCs that render a VR environment for Oculus Rift DK2 headsets.
The center was created by Scott Vandonkelaar after three years of planning and hard work, and even though this establishment is the first one of its kind right now, it will definitely not remain so for long. That’s because Salt Lake City will soon be the home of a similar gaming center called The Void, and who knows just how many more similar projects are currently in development? Judging from what I’ve seen in the video, the graphics offered by Zero Latency’s VR environment appear a bit outdated, but that’s hardly surprising considering how difficult it is to render virtual reality with current generation hardware. Still, the entire experience looked quite fun and I’ll definitely try it out myself next time I’m in Melbourne.
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