Zero Latency creates first free-roam VR arena in Las Vegas at MGM Grand

Leading location-based Virtual Reality (VR) entertainment company, Zero Latency is to bring the first multi-player free-roam VR experience to Las Vegas.

The 2,000-square-foot Virtual Reality Powered by Zero Latency arena will open at the LEVEL UP gaming lounge on September 8 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Up to eight players at a time will be able to explore a completely interactive digital universe.  Teams will be able to choose from three different 30-minute experiences: Zombie Survival, Singularity and Engineerium.  Personal and team scores are provided to track success.

Players work in teams to complete challenges, able to see each other’s avatars through OSVR HDK2 virtual reality headsets, and communicate via Razer-integrated headphone / microphone units.  Military-grade backpacks contain high-performance Alienware PC gaming computer and players carry a perfectly weighted, custom-made simulated weapon for game sessions that require firepower.

We were looking to bring a unique entertainment element to MGM Grand and found the perfect fit with Zero Latency

LEVEL UP is the MGM Grand’s hi-tech gaming lounge. President and COO of MGM Grand Scott Sibella, says, “We were looking to bring a unique entertainment element to MGM Grand and found the perfect fit with Zero Latency. This company creates virtual reality gaming experiences using astounding technology.  There is simply nothing like this anywhere in Las Vegas and we’re proud that MGM Grand is the first in the city to roll out an exciting and fun virtual “wow moment” for our guests.”

The first Zero Latency arena debuted in 2015 in Melbourne, Australia and since then, nine additional Zero Latency-powered arenas have opened across four continents.

Zero Latency CEO Tim Ruse said, “When it comes to playing games, and exploring new worlds in virtual reality, more people means more fun. Technology can often be isolating but we are determined to continue to design games and experiences that bring people together to have mind-blowing VR adventures and forge real memories that can last a lifetime. We’re excited to bring this experience to Las Vegas, our first West Coast location.”