30+ VR Arcades Across US to Deploy HTC Vive’s Ready Player One Experiences

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One arrives in cinemas tomorrow and this week has seen a variety of virtual reality (VR) related content arrive on Viveport for HTC Vive. Today, HTC Vive has announced an expansion of those experiences, bringing them to over 30 VR arcades across the US.

Rise of the Gunters

Just like Viveport the arcades will feature Battle for the Oasis by Steel Wool Studios, Gauntlet from Directive Games and  Rise of the Gunters from Drifter Entertainment. Additionally, they’ll also feature Aech’s Garage in Sansar interpreted from the original ILM design in the film and The Distracted Globe Music Experience in TheWaveVR. The former is available through Viveport while the latter can be downloaded through Steam (North america only).

“VR offers the ability to tell stories in an entirely new way for film audiences; they’ll be able to immerse themselves in worlds inspired by ‘Ready Player One’ like never before,” said Joel Breton, GM of Vive Studios in a statement. “With this program, we’re making great VR content available to arcades across the nation as a celebration of the movie and everything that VR can be.”

The VR content will begin rolling out to the 35 arcades today with more locations planned. In addition to these VR arcades, Microsoft Stores will feature Ready Player One content in 65 locations starting 29th March. To see the most up to date list of participating locations, visit: https://locator.vive.com/.  For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.

City Arcade Name & Website
Albuquerque, NM (Coronado Mall) All Out Zone VR Arcade
Albuquerque, NM (Cottonwood Mall) All Out Zone VR Arcade
Austin, TX Originator Studios
Brooklyn, NY Yokey Pokey
Chandler, AZ VR Junkies
Charlotte, NC LiVReal
Daly City, CA Fliptout Gaming
Duluth, GA iSimU VR Arcade
Ellsworth, ME Rush Hour Gaming
Honolulu, HI VR Junkies
Houston, TX Omniverse
Lake Oswego, OR Red Rider VR
Las Vegas, NV Vegas VR
Los Angeles, CA IMAX VR Centre
Mechanicsburg, PA FeVR Gaming
Miami, FL Loft VR Arcade
Midland, TX Pandoras Box
Myrtle Beach, SC Myrtle Beach VR
New York, NY IMAX VR at AMC Kips Bay 15
New York, NY IMAX VR at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13
New York, NY VR Bar
New York, NY VR World
Norman, OK Immersion House
Orem, UT VR Junkies
Provo, UT Virtual Experience
Raleigh, NC VR Junkies
Salt Lake City, UT VR Junkies
Santa Fe, NM All Out Zone VR Arcade
Seattle, WA Portal
Slidell, LA Holotech
Slovang, CA Space VR
St. Augustine, FL VR Gaming – The Great Escape
Terre Haute, IN Accushot VR World
Toronto, ON IMAX VR at Scotiabank Theatre
Washington DC Ekstasis VR Arcade (Augment Arcade)