BBC News entered “Curse of the Serpent’s Eye” during TED2016. Below is an excerpt from their experience.
VR firms such as Oculus and Samsung have concentrated on developing headsets for use at home.
But the Void will open its first entertainment centre in Utah in the autumn.
One expert said the idea of a physical VR park seemed “pretty compelling”.
The Void’s founder Curtis Hickman wants to open virtual reality parks in “cities all around the world.”
“The Void is about creating the most immersive technology, so instead of sitting at your desk, you walk around an environment. It is a tangible world that seems like it never ends,” he told the BBC.
“People like to feel that they are somewhere else, and feel the mist in a cave or the heat from a fire – or believe that they are going up in an elevator.”
That experience is creating using haptic vests and a backpack alongside the more familiar VR headset.
The version at TED was a bespoke creation that challenged players to solve puzzles as they walked around an ancient tomb.
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