Terminator Salvation VR experience opens in Irvine, California

Spaces, a location based virtual reality (VR) start up has opened a new VR experience called “Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future” at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Orange County, California.

“Terminator Salvation” is a VR experience where participants can roam freely on a stage with physical props that are incorporated into the VR experience. Each participant wears a VR backpack which contains an HP computer.

Tickets cost $30 per person, and up to four players can take part together.

Participants can purchase downloadable footage of their mission for an extra $10.

Spaces CTO, Brad Herman, said: “Our amazingly fun, social Spaces attractions are built to be shared. We’re kicking off our first Spaces Center with a prominent franchise that is recognized and loved around the world, we make it easy for guests to share their Spaces experience the moment they take off their headset and that social-friendly mentality is built into every one of our Spaces attractions.”

Spaces was founded in 2016. Brad Herman and Shiraz Akmal initially worked at DreamWorks but left in 2016 to form their own start-up. The venture is backed by Comcast Ventures and VR Fund amongst others. Last year, additional investment was announced, alongside a $30 million commercial partnership with Chinese theme park operator Songcheng.

The startup also recently debuted its “Terminator Genisys” VR experience in partnership with Skydance Media.

The latest VR Tracker Report from Futuresource Consulting forecasts consumer spending growth on virtual reality attractions to reach $809 million by 2022.

IMAX and Warner Bros, The Void and Fox have all staked a claim in the new market.  The VOID have enjoyed success with the collaboration with Disney to develop the Star Wars themed, hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.  FoxNext recently launched a location-based VR experience based on the Alien franchise, Alien Descent.

Image courtesy of SPACES VR

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