Experience The Zombie Apocalypse With Multiplayer VR
Ah, the Zombie Apocalypse, the subject of some great books, not so great films, and awesome games. What if I told you that you can play virtual reality zombie tag with all of your friends in real life?
Zero Latency is a virtual reality project that has developed an open-world multiplayer virtual reality experience, think of laser tag where you go to a venue with your friends and play a few rounds. It’s not quite Sword Art Online levels of virtual reality immersion, but it’s approaching it. Players are kitted out with an Oculus Rift that is connected to a backpack with an Alienware Alpha computer in the back, and a fake gun. Players are able to communicate with each other via the headset, and move around inside a warehouse. From the outside, it doesn’t look like much is happening, but it has been reported to be like being inside a video game. Cameras and sensors stop players from running into each other or the walls by signalling them in-game.
Check out this trailer for Zero Latency
It is hoped that this technology will kick off and become as widespread as lasertag. This sort of game is unlikely to ever come to home consoles because it requires a lot of space to be able to move around in. At the moment it is only available in Melbourne, Australlia and tickets are around $60 and highly limited. You have to be over the age of 13 to play and the game is not for the faint of heart. Players have been known to throw up from the intensity of the game and it is an immersive experience, so be sure that you want to put yourself in te scary situation of the zombie apocalypse before you enter.
The exciting idea would be that if this becomes popular? Perhaps bigger brands will participate and add to the games you could play. So maybe instead of a zombie apocalypse we could play Call of Duty, or maybe games like Trine with magic instead of guns. Who knows, maybe one day we will have that elusive Sword Art Online level of immersion. If you want to book tickets than check out the Zero Latency website. While we’re talking about virtual reality, why don’t you read up about how porn is helping further virtual reality technology, or how it is being used to train doctors.
To find out more about Zero Latency you should check out Mashables’ review. Don’t forget to comment below and tell us what multiplayer game would you love to see on Zero Latency and is this something you would like to experience.