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July 23, 2021 – Don’t think that the best thing you can do on a hot summer day is to spend your time in virtual reality (VR), but with the heat waves happening all over the world this summer, maybe in a beautiful space air conditioned designed for variety of virtual reality games is actually a clever move and a good way to escape the sun.
Well, that’s exactly what we did last week when we tested the new roaming VR experience of “Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity” by Ubisoft in Vancouver Zero latency VR, which officially reopened from Tuesday, July 13th.
In fact, we were lucky enough to go to the original launch event of the venue itself, which took place in late February last year, just as the location-based entertainment market for virtual reality seemed to be taking off, but also just before the pandemic . However, once COVID lifted its ugly head, it didn’t seem right to publish an article about the great experience it had when no one else could have enjoyed the experience, as everything had effectively closed due to the blockage and restrictions. of social distancing.
Then we were very happy to learn that the Zero Latency VR branch in Vancouver, Canada, not only survived the worst of the pandemic, but also returned with a big bang and organized a reopening and launch event for Far Cry VR experience.
Commenting on staying open during the pandemic, Winston Cabell, director of Zero Latency Vancouver, said: “We were open, the staff stayed busy, the social channels kept working, so the word was still there. In fact, we had a very good fall, until there was a second climb [in COVID cases]. But even through the pandemic, we were still exhausted on the weekends, even though sometimes it was just two-player groups. ”
As big fans of the Far Cry series (particularly Far Cry 3), we’ve been looking forward to the availability of the franchise’s VR offering, which was announced at September last year by Ubisoft. Three of the Auganix team were able to test the experience, along with three other guests at the venue, although the experience is capable of accommodating up to eight players at most.
Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity puts players in a first-person shooter survival game, where they come face to face with Vaas, the mad villain of the original Far Cry 3 game. Players fight through the islands Rook, with some seriously trippy images along the way (as is standard for most Far Cry games).
The way the play space is used means that two groups of players can explore the game independently using the same physical space, without ever accidentally bumping into each other. The game space at the Vancouver location is 1,500 square feet, but the virtual space feels much larger as the space is reused thanks to some tricks that Zero Latency VR has developed to reorient players to the middle departure. It’s really awesome and congratulations to the game’s designers for making the space feel like it’s 20 times bigger than it really is.
In addition to having virtual reality headsets (HP Reverb Pro Edition), players also have a prop gun, which acts as a controller of the experience and allows players to aim and shoot realistically, which also helps to add the sense of immersion. The game mechanics are also simple and intuitive and allow players the freedom to discover the game world when the action slows down at certain points.
“We’re always looking for new ways to provide our gamers with the best entertainment the virtual reality industry can offer and our new Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity is exceptional,” said Tim Ruse, CEO of Zero VR Latency. “We worked closely with Ubisoft to make sure the action-packed world of Far Cry felt authentic to fans and would also attract new players.”
Also commenting at the launch of the game in June this year, Deborah Papiernik, Vice President of New Business at Ubisoft, said: “Reinforced by the unique concept of Zero Latency, virtual reality free roaming is a gambler and non-players to explore the living world of Far Cry. We are delighted to offer a game that brings people together to create memorable moments. ”
Zero Latency VR and Ubisoft have launched Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity in 33 locations around the world and each location works to provide the best possible environment for staff and customers based on local targeting to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. according to the company.
As for Vancouver’s location, Cabell added that the corporate market is what the site hopes to take advantage of once COVID restrictions are further reduced as companies seek to bring together staff who have been working remotely for so long. time through fun team building events. Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity is a test that will probably offer most guests an experience like nothing they had tried before. Also, for Far Cry and VR fans in general, it’s worth a visit.
More information about the experience can be found here. To learn more about Zero Latency VR and the other experiences it offers in its various locations around the world, visit the company website. To make a reservation at Zero Latency Vancouver, click on here.
Image / video credit: Zero Latency VR / Auganix / YouTube