Welcome To The Dorky Future Of VR Arcade Games

Hey, remember that cool zombie VR warehouse we told you about that Sega Japan was going to open? Where players could walk around with guns strapped to their backs and blast zombies? It's open. And it's ... well, see for yourself.

Here's how it was sold!

Up top, though, you can see the hesitant, dorky reality.

Here's some footage (via Arcade Heroes) of the game in action, showing the safety demonstration given to users, how players move across the game space and what the gameplay footage itself looks like:

Looks pretty basic, but then, by allowing for movement around a large space and local co-op, it's still lightyears ahead of any other VR experience you're going to get at home anytime soon.


    One day in the future, VR will have gotten to the point where you lie down in bed, put on a pair of VR goggles, then go out to a warehouse where you'll put on a pair of VR goggles and run around thinking you're shooting zombies.

    How does this differ from Zero Latency in Melbourne? I keep meaning to try that.

      Zero Latency is pretty sweet. I went a couple months ago just before they upgraded their gear, so it should be even better now.

      This is Zero Latency in Japan http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/06/melbournes-zero-latency-vr-is-opening-in-japan-with-the-help-of-sega/

    They were involved in it


    Up top, though, you can see the hesitant, dorky reality.

    Well, if you took a video of a guy sitting on a couch in his undies playing The Last of Us withg his PS4 controller, it would also look pretty dorky.

    I think arcades and theme parks are where VR will end up finding a home.

    lol guys look how DORKY this guy looks isn't he UNCOOL now lets all go and smoke some cigarettes and find some guys wearing glasses to beat up for laughs

    Last edited 22/07/16 7:42 pm

    Who cares how people look while doing it? It's inside a closed room, nobody's even going to see it. How fun it is should be the only thing that matters. If you haven't figured that out by now, Luke, maybe you'd be better suited to writing for Popsugar than here.

    I'm off to Zero Latency for the second time tomorrow. It's great fun and you can imagine what it will be like in 5 years.

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