VR gaming as a concept surely is interesting, offering a more immersive experience and allowing gamers to actually dive into the game, making it almost lifelike.
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However, if you’re someone who has invested in VR, you would truly understand the challenges that come along with it – whether its requirement of ample space for interacting in-game, the fact that you can not really see what’s outside and eventual crashing into obstacles which can even be dangerous – the experience is not as fulfilling as one might want.
However, one company dubbed Zero Latency has created a different approach to make VR safe and more immersive – FreeRoam VR.
What is FreeRoam VR
FreeRoam VR is ZeroLatency’s answer to playing VR in probably the best way possible – allowing players to roam freely in a large, open yet safe space without any obstacles around for the player to freely interact with in-game elements and truly engross themselves in the gameplay.
The experience is cordless, powered by a gaming machine that’s strapped on like a backpack.
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For shooting games, they offer a gun-shaped controller with sensors that detects hand motions and accurately points where it’s supposed to in the game. A surround sound headset takes the immersive feeling to a whole new level.
VR as a group activity
What’s interesting about ZeroLatency’s approach to VR is that they’ve got games that allow it to be a group activity, rather than just a solo activity – something that VR has often felt to be.
The entire arena has motion tracking sensors that track colorful ball trackers on the players to triangulate their position, while also making it visible to other players who are immersed in the VR game.
The end result is a group of players, diving into an immersive VR world where they can move without crashing into each other.
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ZeroLatency in India
ZeroLatency is actually from Australia. However, in India, ZeroLatency was brought by Parineeta Rajgarhia, an investment banker turned entrepreneur and founder at Samrey Entertainment.
In a conversation with SMEFutures, she revealed that the idea to bring ZeroLatency to India in 2019 came after she first experienced it while vacationing in Bangkok.
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She was further motivated to bring this VR experience to India upon suggestion from her husband, who is also an avid gamer.
ZeroLatency has its gaming facilities in Mumbai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad.
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