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MGM Grand to open 2,000-square-foot VR arena

MGM Grand to open 2,000-square-foot VR arena
Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 21:11:47-04

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be inside a video game, MGM Grand is here to help.

Starting Sept. 8 at the LEVEL UP gaming lounge, the hotel-casino is opening up a 2,000-square-foot virtual reality arena, allowing players to completely immerse themselves in a digital universe.

The experience was developed by Zero Latency, which opened their first VR arena in Melbourne, Australia, back in 2015. Teams of up to eight people can choose from three different games for a 30-minute experience:

  • Zombie Survival - where players have to fend themselves off from waves of zombies until a rescue team can arrive
  • Singularity - which pits players against killer robots in a military research space station
  • Engineerium - where players have to solve physics-based puzzles in a colorful fantasy realm

The arena itself is an open space with no obstacles, and teammates can see each other in the game as avatars. They also have a high-tech headset that allows players to talk to one another, and a military-grade backpack containing a gaming PC, which lets players explore virtual reality without any wires.