The world's first virtual reality theme park looks awesome
With Oculus Rift set to launch its consumer model early next year, a Utah-based startup is jumping ahead of the game by building the world's first virtual reality theme park. Suitably called The Void, the playground will have multiple empty rooms with varying layouts that correspond to different virtual reality worlds.
Unlike Oculus, which tethers users to a console, The Void will use a remote headset and props that allow visitors to explore and interact within games with a full range of motion. The park will also have motion simulators, which will perform as aircraft and vehicle seating. Games will include everything from fantasy to horror, with plenty of war simulation in between.
The startup hopes to open its first theme park next summer in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with plans to expand internationally.