Starbreeze Studios Planning VR-Focused Arcade in Los Angeles; Coming Spring/Summer 2016
With VR set for a big year in 2016 with the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and more, developer Starbreeze Studios is looking to create a new space devoted to the latest developments and games in the world of virtual reality with plans to open a new home for all things VR.
Speaking at the VRLA Winter Expo this past weekend, developer Starbreeze Studios revealed plans for a virtual reality-focused arcade experience, currently being called “StarCade,” is in the planning stages for a “spring/summer 2016” debut in Los Angeles, California.
The studio more explicitly revealed their plans for the VR-focused arcade space in a press release statement, with Starbreeze CEO Emmanuel Marquez explaining:
“We continue to iterate the fact that VR really needs to be experienced in person to fully be able to appreciate the phenomenon, and why not have your first experience in a real premium setting in our StarVR headset? We’ve managed to secure a prime location where people are welcome to step into our StarCade and enjoy our OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead VR experience.”
“We’re developing our own StarCade catalogue of experiences, but we’re open to any content. We will invite developers to join us and give them the opportunity to put their content in our StarCade. We as an industry continuously need to educate ourselves to make VR truly successful, and this is just the first step in our planning to do so.”
The developments of “StarCade” will provide a new place for VR to thrive and for the studio to show off its “Star VR” platform, along with showcasing some of its upcoming titles, such as next year’s release of Overkill’s The Walking Dead.