The Void Wants to Create A Virtual Reality Battlefield

Announced today, The Void is looking to put laser tag out of business. The company is getting us closer than ever before to a Holodeck, by combining virtual reality devices (of their own design, but similar to the Oculus Rift), with real spaces designed for you to interact. When you press a panel in a sci-fi shooter, there will actually be something there for you to press. When you hide around a corner from the horrifying monster in a survival horror game, the corner will be there. As will the spider webs you have to push through to escape.

It’s an absolutely ambitious idea, and there’s certainly a market for it. When I was watching the trailer (see below), I got goosebumps at the idea of finally getting to get together with my friends and fight a dragon, and feel like I was really there. It sounds utterly amazing.

Of course, grains of salt must abound. There’s a lot of tech and partner info on their official site, but no actual people or credits involved. This could be an incredible experience, or it could be the second coming of Disney Quest. We’ll have to wait, cross our fingers and see. Check out the trailer:

Mike Fatum
Referred to as a God Among Men, the Greatest Man that Ever Lived, and That Dude Over There…No, The Dude with the Long Hair and the Goatee…Yes, That Guy, Mike has grown up being known and loved around his apartment. In addition to being a successful film director and editor, he loves video games, movies, comic books, board games, and his wife and cat. He’s been friends with Jarys for over a decade now, and they started hosting a radio show together on college that became the genesis for the Ace of Geeks Podcast. When he realized he had so many talented friends who could write, the Podcast became an entertainment website, and here we are.

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