Virtual reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are able to interact with the 3D world and feel like they’re really inside it.
Virtual reality technology has taken gaming to a completely new and exciting level, by immersing you in the simulated three-dimensional world of the game. So instead of just watching an avatar on a screen in front of you, you are placed inside the experience and all your real-life movements allow you to interact with the simulated world.
Whether it’s your first time or you’re a gaming pro, you can get your fill of incredible virtual reality gaming at the Gold Coast’s VR arcade, Xscape Reality. First you’ll choose the games you want to play according to your taste, and there are plenty of options in the 27 VR games the arcade has available. Then it’s time to gear up and get onto the game mat for 30 minutes of action-packed virtual reality gaming.
You’ll be fitted with HD virtual reality special stereoscopic displays, which are basically high quality goggles that show you the world of the game, plus hand controllers and headphones. And you have a microphone built into the headset so that the staff and players can communicate about anything from needing help to changing games.
While you play, your movement is simulated in the game, so expect to be moving around, turning, ducking, and more as you put your skills to the test. The staff will make sure you stay safe as you’re absorbed in the virtual reality!
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