I wasn’t even aware that Chuck E. Cheese’s was still popular with children anymore, but apparently, the family restaurant chain hopes to entertain kids another way by offering access to the Oculus Rift. The virtual reality headset with be incorporated into the Ticket Blaster game, which requires kids to pick up as many game tickets as they can in a set time period.
The game takes places in a tube-like device, and while it’s only available at the Montfort Drive store in Dallas so far, Chuck E. Cheese’s plans to expand it to 15 other locations. Eight will appear in San Diego, and six in Orlando later this month.
“Kids today have unprecedented access to game consoles and tablets,” Roger Cardinale, president of CEC Entertainment stated. “Our challenge is to deliver an experience not available at home, and there is no doubt virtual reality does just that. Oculus Rift technology is the next frontier in the gaming industry, and we’re thrilled to be able to say it’s part of the Chuck E. Cheese’s lineup.”
I really hope the Rift works well with tiny stomachs full of pizza…