Virtuix, developer of the Omni virtual reality treadmill and Omni Arena, has reported some positive figures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtuix is pleased to announce that it has experienced a recent uptick in sales and installations, perhaps signalling that the worst of the global pandemic may be behind us.
The company recently installed its groundbreaking Omni Arena at Cinergy’s venue in Odessa, Texas, as well as at Be Legend Gaming in Denton, Texas. Pole Position Raceway, a popular chain of indoor go-karting venues, has also installed Omni Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, following the success of the product at its Las Vegas location.
Signs of recovery
“Omni Arena has been a hit at our venue,” says Brad Mark, COO of Pole Position’s Las Vegas venue. “The esports prize contests are appealing to our go-karting audience. They like to compete against their friends and show who’s best.”
Omni Arena is a full-body virtual reality attraction which can be played by up to four players. The unique Omni treadmills mean that players are able to walk and run around inside video games. They can also compete for top spots on leaderboards to be in with a chance of sharing the $100,000 esports prize pool. This is sponsored by Virtuix and HP.
This is the second time that Virtuix has shared some positive news this year. In September, it revealed data from reopened entertainment venues in the US, collected at entertainment centres by its Omni Arena. At the time, this data showed that, on average, gameplay sessions on its Omni Arena attractions in these locations had recovered to 85% of pre-lockdown levels.
The company also recently revealed the latest game for the Omni Arena – “Blackbeard: The Trials of Skull Island.” In this new game, up to four people can take on the role of pirates. Here, they must work as a team to find treasure and fight enemies.