Hero Zone, creators of immersive VR experiences, has revealed it will work with free-roam content from other media creators.
Hero Zone first launched in 2019, providing an affordable solution for operators by lowering the initial hardware investment, and giving greater freedom to players.
The attraction is designed to provide immersive action for guests of all ages and skill levels, with a no-contract policy and credit-based license system lowering VR market barriers to entry. Over one hundred locations across eighteen countries have utilised the system in the last two years.
Open to new players
With the success of four self-created IP games from Hero Zone, the Belgian firm has decided to open its platform to third-party producers.
Hero Zone unites a number of successful free-roam experiences within one game launcher, making it feasible to switch between them almost instantly. This solves the inconvenience that can be created by having multiple launchers with varying calibration processes, play area sizes, and operating models.
The first game in the lineup, Cops vs Robbers, is a themed Person-vs-Person shooter title developed by five Dutch VR experts, who have previously worked on renowned titles such as Arizona Sunshine from Vertigo Games.
The team also has five years of hands-on experience in the Location-Based Virtual Reality (LBVR) arena, allowing 300,000 to have first-hand experience of VR in their arcade. Cops vs Robbers provides interactivity and stunning visual design, resulting in a premium-quality VR laser tag game.
Hero Zone requires a small playing area starting at 4.5m x 4.5m, creating one of the most space-effective free-roam platforms on the market. The company say setting up is easy, allowing operators to transform any space into a professional VR adventure in less than an hour.
Features including a user-friendly interface and intuitive gameplay, playable by up to six players at a time create a great capacity and throughput, to maximise the potential return on investment. Leaderboards and competition driven features encourage repeat play.
Interested parties in the platform are being offered a 250 € one-time bonus by reaching out during the launch week of Cops vs Robbers (7-12 December).
The Hero Zone platform was first launched at IAAPA Expo Europe in 2019, in Paris, France.