Consumer VR might not have taken off in the mainstream but it’s still fun to use, and it’s even more fun to use in groups. There is more of an arcade renaissance for VR going on right now, as well as location-based multi-user VR experiences.
That’s the proposition behind Munich-based HolodeckVR which is using proprietary tech to meld ultrahigh frequency, IR tracking and on-device IMUs to accompanied multi-user positionally moved VR to mobile headsets.
How would you like to do VR in a big group, and on fairground dodgems/ bumper gondolas? That’s the kind of this startup is cooking up.
As a spin-off from the esteemed Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Ciruits IIS, it exerts its own technology which allows its visitors to experience virtual reality in groups of up to 20 parties and move around in an empty space of 10x20m, all just wearing VR goggles.
Holodeck says it can be used for different types of phenomena( recreation, birthday states parties and corporate crew building) and work through several tens of thousands of patrons per day.
It’s now created EUR3 million from tactical spouse ProSiebenSat. 1, the leading German entertainment player. This will allow Holodeck to expand its open content programme and widen its system of locations.
The Munich-based media company owns a potential distribution channel for scaling Holodeck VR spots at leisure- and activity ballparks, while other synergies related to ProSiebenSat. 1, including live broadcasting and VR content generation.
With 7Sports, the sports business divisions of ProSiebenSat. 1, Holodeck VR means eSports affairs leveraging the Holodeck VR platform.
Jonathan Nowak Delgado says:” With this investment, we’ll aim to become the VR touchpoint for the next generation by offering exciting brand-new know-hows that are simple, social, and fun.”
Holodeck VR’s knows blend the real world and digital life so that you can take a ride in bumper vehicles or on a rollercoaster.
I hope they will have plenty of sick suitcases at the ready.