Seattle, WA – March 28, 2018 – The battle for OASIS is on at VR Arcades nationwide starting this week! HTC VIVE ™ today announced it is bringing experiences inspired by “Ready Player One” to life for consumers at location-based VR arcades across the country as a prelude to the film’s release on March 29, 2018.
“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. “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.”
VR content inspired by “Ready Player One” will begin rolling out starting today at 35 VR arcades, with more to come. These titles were developed by many of VR’s most prominent developers and produced by Vive’s in-house publishing arm, Vive Studios. Titles available in these arcades include:
The OASIS beta is the 2018 beta phase of the immersive virtual universe from the film Ready Player One, which is set in 2045. In the OASIS beta’s ever-expanding universe, players are able to explore, compete in, and launch multiple VR experiences using their own custom avatars. Global leaderboards track the performance of all players as they earn points (coins) throughout the following experiences: Rise of the Gunters, Battle for the OASIS, and Gauntlet.
o Battle for the Oasis
Help to save the OASIS by defeating waves of IOI Sixers. Advance through the trenches of Planet Doom towards the snowy planes that surround Anorak’s Castle. With an arsenal only possible in the OASIS, you must stop IOI from gaining control.
o Rise of The Gunters
Fight against a nearly invincible army of highly trained IOI Sixers. This mission is not for the faint of heart or first timers. Proceed with caution as you defeat Sixers, collect their coins, find power ups, and survive a merciless onslaught of hyper-explosive kinetic action for as long as it takes. The OASIS is yours. Take it back from IOI by yourself or with up to two fellow Gunters!
Navigate through a seemingly endless dungeon while the undead seek to destroy you. Collecting Gold will improve your score and eating food will restore your health, but only your bow skills will ensure that you make it out alive.
- Aech’s Garage in Sansar
Walk into the extraordinary world of Aech’s Garage in VR as interpreted from the original ILM design for Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.” Inspired by the virtual universe of the OASIS in 2045, Aech’s Garage represents the culmination of VR as it exists in the year 2018. Available viaViveport.
- The Distracted Globe Music Experience in TheWaveVR
Step inside the fantastical space inspired by The Distracted Globe zero-gravity dance club scene from “Ready Player One.” TheWaveVR experience will let anyone immerse themselves in the dance club scene with specially-designed avatars, `80s visuals and music, plus the ability to fly to the music in zero gravity. Available via Steam.
To visit the Oasis and walk in Wade Watts’ footsteps, visit one of the following arcades featuring exclusive Ready Player One VR content:
|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|
|Daly City, CA||Fliptout Gaming|
|Duluth, GA||iSimU VR Arcade|
|Ellsworth, ME||Rush Hour Gaming|
|Honolulu, HI||VR Junkies|
|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|
|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)|
In addition to these VR arcades, Microsoft Stores will feature Ready Player One content in 65 locations starting March 29. Additional arcades and retail locations will be added over the coming weeks. To see the most current list, please visit: https://locator.vive.com/.