A new title based on the Arizona Sunshine VR franchise is coming to Nomadic VR arcades. Nomadic is a new location-based VR company founded last year. Their main location is in Orlando, Florida.
The Arizona Sunshine franchise began with the original game for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer PC VR systems. It released in December 2016 on the same day as the Oculus Touch controllers. The game is a zombie survival shooter with a voice acted singleplayer campaign and co-op horde mode. We gave it 8.5/10 in our review when it launched, calling it “the best overall zombie shooter we’ve seen yet in VR”.
This isn’t Nomadic’s first attraction based on the franchise. The company launched last year with an experience called Arizona Sunshine Contagion Z. A new experience in the same franchise seems to indicate Contagion Z was popular.
Arizona Sunshine: Rampage continues with the same story as Contagion Z. Players re-enter the invested refinery through the sewer system. It’s claimed to be a “darker, grittier, and more intense level.” As with all the best location based experiences, it will use physical props aligned with the virtual environment for added immersion.
The VFX-1. We can’t do a list about the history of Virtual Reality and not include the VFX-1. Released in the middle of the 1990s, the VFX-1 system was one of the most capable virtual reality headsets released on the market at the time. With stereoscopic 3D, multi-axis head movement detection and rotation, and the ability to play games that were not truly supported by the system, the VFX-1 was the true Virtual Reality deal at the time. Furthermore, their price tag was relatively cheap compared to other products on the market, coming at a mere $600. However, the VFX-1 was too advanced of a technology and it didn’t really take off. Later on, the company Vuzix that made the glasses was bought by Forte Technologies, which released a more expensive VFX 3D version, but it also didn’t manage to achieve huge success.
The experience will offer microtransactions to purchase weapon upgrades and equipment. Tickets for the attraction will be $20 and the experience lasts roughly half an hour.
Rampage will launch in the Orlanda Florida location in “late Spring”. It will come to other locations later in the year. Nomadic also plans to expand to international markets in the future. We’ll keep a close eye on this location based startup and report any further attractions they launch.
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