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New VR Free Roam Platform

kevinw729
Level 15

Just launched - this Location-Based VR platform allows up to 10-players at a time. 

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Incorporating controller into weapon for versatility of play.

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https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
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Pixie40
Level 10

So, basically, just take a toy gun and mount your Touch controller to the top?

Lo, a quest! I seek the threads of my future in the seeds of the past.

RuneSR2
Level 15

Does look kinda cool, lol - any links?

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Pixie40
Level 10

Yeah, it does. Much better then the rig I've seen to turn your touch controllers into a 'rifle' for shooters.

Lo, a quest! I seek the threads of my future in the seeds of the past.


@Pixie40 wrote:

So, basically, just take a toy gun and mount your Touch controller to the top?


 

Yeah. I think the PVC Pipe Gun Stock approach still has an edge due to the ability to customize it for each individual:

https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/70uwdu/1015_pvc_vr_gun_stock_w_parts_list_and_diagram/

 

Being able to swap out the touch controllers for different types of weapons (instead of using the exact same weapon over and over) is pretty awesome.

 

If we are going to use realistic guns, then I would rather the guns actually work without having to stick the Touch controllers in them.

Good point.

Just for clarification, this is not a DIY toy pipe-work approach. The developer are actually using real lasertag weapons with tactile feedback, and also built in scoring elements to support the VR side. We can not ignore the ability to have more than four or five players in the same space - the special software used on this and other systems to achieve that move this beyond what currently the consumer version of the system can achieve - as would be expected from LB-VR.

https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959

cmat100
Level 6

Not sure why but this kind of reminds me of this:-

 

https://avrt.training/civil-nuclear-constabulary-and-humberside-police-immersed-in-avrt-vr/

 

Perhaps in a few years VR could be used in Police / Military etc training!??


@kevinw729 wrote:

We can not ignore the ability to have more than four or five players in the same space - the special software used on this and other systems to achieve that move this beyond what currently the consumer version of the system can achieve 


 

Since as early as 2018, Quest was being used in a multiplayer environment of 4 v 4 in the same large space:

 

 

 

 

To me this is a distinct advantage over current VR Arcade offerings since the actual gaming titles being used in VR Arcades seem to be of lesser AAA quality compared to what consumers can play at home.

 

Either way, to suggest that current consumer headsets cannot have more than one headset occupy the same space in the same environment is simply untrue.

 

Pixie40
Level 10

So long as there's full body tracking and the physical arena's size and layout is correctly modeled in-game, it should be fine. I think the advantage the quest and Quest 2 have for arena VR experiences is the fact they can handle larger room scale setups and don't require additional equipment to make them wireless.

Lo, a quest! I seek the threads of my future in the seeds of the past.


@Pixie40 wrote:

So long as there's full body tracking and the physical arena's size and layout is correctly modeled in-game, it should be fine.


Agreed. And for correct modeling, it really does come down to the software. Richie's Plank Experience is a great example. You can set a real plank down in the room, and use your the Software App to coordinate its exact location in the game. A great way to get a real "walking the plank" experience.

 

 

And now that we are seeing an increase in the ability/functionality of bringing real-world objects in to VR, the future of all stand-alone headsets allows for arena scale with any obstacles of our choosing. 😁