If you’re based in Melbourne, love Virtual Reality and haven’t had a chance to try out Zero Latency than you are missing out. Originally opening in North Melbourne the group VR game sees up to six players in a warehouse transported to a city besieged by a zombie outbreak. Using technology to track players movements and weapon use the virtual world smartly moves you around the warehouse space you are in to give an amazing feeling of progression through the city.
In an announcement on their Facebook page yesterday the company announced that they would be opening a new site in the suburb of Newstead, Brisbane. The Zero Latency team will be transforming an enormous warehouse at 34 Chester St into their newest location. The new space will be large enough to split between two separate arenas or one large play zone.
As well as the expanded space the new site will also offer expanded play taking the normal player capacity of six up to eight players. Utilising Razer’s OSVR HDK2 and Alienware PCs with portable battery packs the games are at the forefront of VR and have been making leaps and bounds since opening two years ago.
With nine international locations including Japan and the United States the Melbourne based start-up has big plans to open even more site’s before the end of 2017. While focused primarily on their first person shooter titles, Outbreak, Singularity and Survival, they also offer something a little more family friendly with the exploration title Engineerium.
Having visited Zero Latency a few times since it’s opened I cannot recommend the experience enough and think everyone should have a try, as it’s an amazingly fun time. Be sure to check out their website for ticket prices and book in your session to see the future of gaming.