PAX Australia to feature VR Freeplay Area

Posted on October 18, 2016

PAX Australia has always been a place to try out the latest games and technology and this year is proving to be no different, with the announcement that PAX 2016 will feature a VR Freeplay Area for punters attending the popular gaming expo.

HTC VIVE will be there with some green-screen VR setups and Omni treadmills, and the recently released VR efforts from Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR will also feature. Considering the experience is hard to describe without really¬†feeling it yourself, it’s smart to include an area like this to let people try out virtual reality before dropping a large amount of dollars on the new technology.

“VR dominates the headlines, yet most people have never had the chance to try it out,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade and PAX. “Trying that technology for the first time is a magical experience, and we’re glad to offer that moment to the tens of thousands of attendees coming to PAX Aus.”

The PAX Aus 2016 VR Freeplay Area can be found in a large, 234 square metre space located on level 2 of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, so it looks like they’ve dedicated a pretty big¬†space… which is a good thing, considering everyone will be flailing about wearing headsets without any awareness of what’s around them!

PAX Australia 2016 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from the 4th to the 6th of November. Tickets are still available on the PAX website, and for a chance at a free PAX Day Pass, be sure to check out our competition.