SPREE Interactive, a provider of active free-roam VR experiences, has announced the launch of a new product, a VR bumper car attraction called Cyber Blaster. The action takes place in a futuristic setting, where people have uploaded their consciousnesses into a virtual world, and must jump into hover vehicles to protect humanity from a new techno virus.
In reality, players drive physical bumper cars, where their VR headsets synchronise their surroundings with the action unfolding in the virtual world.
Next-generation bumper cars
“There has always been a lot of interest in our VR bumper car solution,” says Jonathan Nowak Delgado, Co-founder and Managing Director of SPREE Interactive. “Many clients have been requesting a science fiction-themed game and Cyber Blaster delivers. We are delighted to bring Cyber Blaster to a number of locations over the summer months.”
SPREE Interactive has once again partnered with Oscar-winning VFX studio PIXOMONDO for content development on this project, following the success of its free-roam educational VR attraction, Mission to Mars, which PIXOMONDO also worked on.
“Working with a studio that is known for its groundbreaking VFX work on popular Sci-Fi movies and TV shows, guarantees the highest visual quality,” says Sarah Stief, Head of Content at SPREE Interactive. “The PIXOMONDO team knows our technology and always delivers above and beyond expectation.”
Cyber Blaster, a unique take on a classic favourite, is available as an upgrade to existing bumper car attractions or as a full turnkey solution, in partnership with bumper car manufacturers I.E Park Soli Car. It has been created following the company’s experience with the first VR bumper car installation at Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn theme park in Nuremberg, Germany.
Last month, SPREE Interactive also announced a new exclusive licensing partnership with VR Nerds. This will allow for the distribution of the world’s first all-in-one, mobile free-roam, immersive VR esports experience for Tower Tag.