Chris Griffith visited THE VOID HQ in Utah, as well as Ghostbusters: Dimension in New York. Read about his experience and perspective on THE VOID.
I’m fighting for my life virtually inside a Ghostbusters movie, fending off evil spirits and gargoyle monsters raining down, with my trusty proton pack.
Welcome to the new-age virtual reality experience at wax museum Madame Tussauds in New York. It’s a fully immersive experience and I really feel my body is on the line when the next wave of monsters attacks, and when the menacing Stay Puft Marshmallow Man expands like a supernova and ingests me in a world of white nothingness.
Vibrations courtesy of a tightly fitting haptic vest create the illusion of my heart palpitating. This is no sugar-coated fantasy.
The experience, part of a larger Ghostbusters exhibit, is courtesy of Salt Lake City-based VR producer The Void in partnership with Sony and Madame Tussauds.
I went through the full Ghostbusters Dimension experience at The Void’s headquarters at Lindon, a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City in Utah.
It is the second time I have experienced VR on a grand scale, where it’s more a theme park happening than the VR destined for our lounge rooms. One of those experiences was “free-range VR”, roaming a 400sq m factory space defending Earth in a post-apocalyptic Melbourne. It is produced by Melbourne firm Zero Latency.
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