Dave & Buster's is adding another popular property to its lineup of arcade games, and this time it's a virtual reality experience. The restaurant and entertainment chain meets Jurassic World with the introduction of Jurassic World VR Expedition, a multiplayer title that aims to give fans a chance to walk with their favorite dinosaurs.
The game is coming to all 114 Dave & Buster's locations in the US and Canada this June 14, to coincide with the June 22 release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters. Each location will feature one motion simulator with HTC Vive VR headsets and controllers to get folks into the action.
It's unclear how the ride will play out just yet, but it may be something similar to ARK Park, letting you have a chance at hanging around the dinosaurs and interacting with them in meaningful ways.
"We hired high-level animators so the dinosaurs' movement and look were up to the standards people expect," said chief creative officer and two-time Academy Award winner Robert Stromberg, and CEO Guy Primus.
Dave & Buster's actually funded the development of the upcoming VR project, created by VRC. The company developed and installed the motion simulators in each location and is in fact looking to provide additional content throughout the course of the year, with three additional VR-based experiences already in production.
The location-based VR projects could end up reaching $1 billion by the end of the year, which isn't too shabby for a type of interactivity that many laud as a passing fad, huh?