Ghostbusters in VR
There are, quite certainly, a whole lot of people out there who would totally love the concept of throwing on a proton backpack, with protective clothing dashing across New York hunting and trapping ghosts. Therefore, it’ll probably be great news to hear that a novel mixed reality where one would get to be a Ghostbuster.
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VR Ghostbusters: Much Awaited Upgrade on Horror Games
Thanks to the crew at the Void, Ghostbusters is on its way to virtual reality. The team would be using their mixed reality tech to the works on a new virtual reality gameplay founded on the concept of the newest movie in the franchise.
The managers of the world’s first virtual reality theme park in Salt Lake City, Utah, The Void, have stated that they will be partnering with Sony Pictures to create free-roaming mixed reality with sights and sounds of the hit comedy franchise in their own free-roaming, virtual reality platform called Ghostbusters: Dimension.
Slated for public access on the 1st of July, 2016, the virtual reality experience will be released singularly as part of the Ghostbusters feel at Madame Tussauds New York at their Times Square show. “The construction of this multi-layered and sensory environment is already underway and is designed to fully immerse visitors into the fantastical and spirited world of the new film.”
“Ghostbusters has an incredible, passionate fan following, and now VR technology allows the fans to become a Ghostbuster themselves within Madame Tussauds New York. The technology is breathtaking, the experience is thrilling, and what better way is there to use VR, than to let audiences inhabit the stories they love,” said Ghostbusters creator Ivan Reitman.
“Our new collaboration with Sony Pictures and THE VOID has paved the way to delivering an unforgettable experience for our visitors,” said Eric Fluet, Head of Marketing and Sales for Madame Tussauds New York. “We believe the Ghostbusters Experience and Ghostbusters: Dimension will propel Madame Tussauds New York into a new era of immersive entertainment.”