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HOLOGATE returns to peak player numbers following pandemic

Total number of weekly players reaches 90,000, signalling a strong recovery for the FEC and VR sectors

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HOLOGATE, a global leader in turnkey compact multiplayer VR systems, has released the latest data on its weekly player activity, which shows that the total number of players per week has returned to pre-pandemic levels. This signals a promising recovery for the attractions and VR sector and that guests are keen to return to entertainment venues.

The company’s latest data reveals that in March 2021, the total number of weekly players reach 90,000, closely matching the number of players recorded in January 2020, before the COVID-19 shutdowns. This figure is taken from hundreds of HOLOGATE venues across 36 countries, where venues have been able to reopen with new health and safety measures in place.

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FECs bounce back

“We were elated when we started seeing the player numbers starting to spike again,” says HOLOGATE’s CEO, Leif Petersen. “We were always confident that guests would eventually return, but I suppose we weren’t expecting it to happen this soon and return to “pre-covid” numbers as soon as centres were given the authorization to do so.”

Creative Works, a key distribution vendor for HOLOGATE, reported that two popular FECs have been seeing a rise in the number of customers at their Texas venues. On a recent visit to Andretti Indoor Karting & Games and Main Event, the company reported that car parks and facilities were full.

Hologate popularity post covid

Creative Works also observed that the venues were clean and adhering to all relevant safety protocols and that guests were not reluctant to don VR headsets in order to experience the HOLOGATE ARENA and HOLOGATE BLITZ, both of which had consistent lines of visitors waiting to play.

Earlier this year, HOLOGATE also unveiled plans for its latest venture, HOLOGATE WORLD, an immersive extended reality (XR) entertainment facility in Germany. It is set to open in September 2021 and will cover over 1,200 square metres.

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Charlotte Coates is Features Editor at Blooloop. She is from Brighton, UK and previously worked as a librarian. She has a strong interest in arts, culture and information and graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in English Literature. Charlotte can usually be found either with her head in a book or planning her next travel adventure.

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