The field of virtual reality is growing rapidly and in many ways, You can now get headsets for your phone or other devices. Apparently it will be coming to malls in future according to this. It will be interesting to see what really happens since the field has so much room to change.
- IMAX opened its first Experience Centre at a mall in LA. The system uses a Starbreeze headset to present experiences created for the HTC Vive room scale VR system.
- By using Vive experiences, IMAX has greatly reduced the cost of its centers, one of the main obstacles to the financial success of LBE.
- Vive President Rikard Steiber announced on Twitter on February 14th that the IMAX Experience Centre had already had 5,000 visitors
“Unique, large-scale experiences like free-roam VR, which can never be duplicated at home, will soon appear in malls and other retail destinations around the country.”