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World’s first Roam & Ride VR attraction announced

September 2018 will see the soft opening of Europa-Park’s newest virtual reality attraction. VR Coaster, Holodeck VR and MackMedia announced that the Holodeck platform has been selected to create Roam & Ride, which combines free-roaming virtual reality with a VR thrill ride.

Thomas Wagner, co-founder and managing partner of VR Coaster, commented: “The Holodeck VR system, which can handle dozens of guests simultaneously, was the ideal extension to our patented approach of equipping ride attractions with VR.”

With laptop-backpacks no longer options on a rollercoaster, both systems now use untethered mobile VR Headsets.

“Our patent pending ‘Roam & Ride’ setup not only immerses guests in an exciting VR pre-show, but also makes the coaster boarding operations much easier and more efficient.” Wagner went on to say.

Together with MackMedia and EuropaCorp, the creative team of VR Coaster have created the VR world in the “VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS” universe. By blending pre-rendered footage with realtime 3D, an enormous level of detail was achieved, and guests and operators appear as naturally moving avatars in a free roaming experience, before boarding the thrilling VR ride of Eurosat Coastiality.

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