TAccess to VR titles inspired by "Ready Player One" to be available at 30+ arcades across the country
SEATTLE, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – The battle for OASIS is on at VR Arcades nationwide starting this week! HTC VIVE™ today announced it is bringing experiences inspired by "Ready Player One" to life for consumers at location-based VR arcades across the country as a prelude to the film's release on March 29, 2018.
"VR offers the ability to tell stories in an entirely new way for film audiences; they'll be able to immerse themselves in worlds inspired by 'Ready Player One' like never before," said Joel Breton, GM of VIVE Studios. "With this program, we're making great VR content available to arcades across the nation as a celebration of the movie and everything that VR can be."
VR content inspired by "Ready Player One" will begin rolling out starting today at 35 VR arcades, with more to come. These titles were developed by many of VR's most prominent developers and produced by VIVE's in-house publishing arm, VIVE Studios. Titles available in these arcades include:
To visit the Oasis and walk in Wade Watts' footsteps, visit one of the following arcades featuring exclusive Ready Player One VR content:
|City||Arcade Name & Website|
|Albuquerque, NM (Coronado Mall)||All Out Zone VR Arcade|
|Albuquerque, NM (Cottonwood Mall)||All Out Zone VR Arcade|
|Austin, TX||Originator Studios|
|Brooklyn, NY||Yokey Pokey|
|Chandler, AZ||VR Junkies|
|Daly City, CA||Fliptout Gaming|
|Duluth, GA||iSimU VR Arcade|
|Honolulu, HI||VR Junkies|
|Lake Oswego, OR||Red Rider VR|
|Las Vegas, NV||Vegas VR|
|Los Angeles, CA||IMAX VR Centre|
|Miami, FL||Loft VR Arcade|
|Midland, TX||Pandoras Box|
|Myrtle Beach, SC||Myrtle Beach VR|
|New York, NY||IMAX VR at AMC Kips Bay 15|
|New York, NY||IMAX VR at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13|
|New York, NY||VR Bar|
|New York, NY||VR World|
|Norman, OK||Immersion House|
|Orem, UT||VR Junkies|
|Provo, UT||Virtual Experience|
|Raleigh, NC||VR Junkies|
|Salt Lake City, UT||VR Junkies|
|Santa Fe, NM||All Out Zone VR Arcade|
|Slovang, CA||Space VR|
|St. Augustine, FL||VR Gaming - The Great Escape|
|Toronto, ON||IMAX VR at Scotiabank Theatre|
|Washington DC||Ekstasis VR Arcade (Augment Arcade)|
In addition to these VR arcades, Microsoft Stores will feature Ready Player One content in 65 locations starting March 29. Additional arcades and retail locations will be added over the coming weeks. To see the most current list, please visit: https://locator.vive.com/.
VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built and optimized for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. Built on the SteamVR platform, VIVE delivering on the promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content, VIVE has created the strongest ecosystem for VR hardware and software, bringing VR to consumers, developers and enterprises alike. The VIVE ecosystem is built around the best VR hardware in market, supported by VIVE X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and related technology start-ups, VIVPORT, a global platform and app store with the world’s first VR subscription model that operates in more than 60 countries, and VIVE Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative. For more information on VIVE, please visit www.vive.com.About "Ready Player One":
From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure "Ready Player One," based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name. Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Spielberg and Dan Farah produced the film, with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Amblin Production, a De Line Pictures Production, a Steven Spielberg Film, "Ready Player One." Opening on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX®, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. This film has been rated PG-13.
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