New Terminator VR Arcade Attraction Begins at Dave & Buster’s
Can the virtual reality offshoot of the “Terminator: Dark Fate” deliver a much more viewing experience than the original movie?
The US restaurant chain Dave & Buster’s is expanding its virtual reality arcade attraction further by offering a new Terminator experience. In the “Terminator: Guardian of Fate”, players can beam the VR film and immerse themselves into the Terminator universe with the Vive headset before or after munching some delicious greasy snacks at the restaurant.
Like the other Dave & Buster’s virtual reality experiences, this VR attraction is more of a rollercoaster ride than an actual VR game. A maximum of four visitors can put on their virtual reality headsets and sit on the chairs that are mounted on a hydraulic platform. The platform will subsequently move in congruence with the virtual reality images.
Players can drive or shoot their way through various familiar scenes from the movie while simultaneously fleeing from the Terminator himself. The VR trip will be accompanied by Sarah Connor who is voiced by the original actress Linda Hamilton. For long-term motivation, weapon upgrades and additional levels will be added to the experience in the future.
Dave & Buster’s Rendezvous with Virtual Reality
The Dave & Buster’s restaurants are slot-packed and have been offering virtual reality experiences since June 2018. The chain has a total of 130 locations in the US.
The Terminator VR Trip was created by VRStudios and this it is the restaurant chain’s fifth title on offer. All the virtual reality trips have been developed for the same media platform and all of them deploy the same motion platform and make use of strong licenses. Its other titles have included Men in Black, Star Trek, Jurassic Park and Dragonfrost.
Roughly one year ago, Dave & Buster’s announced that the Jurassic Park virtual reality attraction was its most successful game launch in the history of the restaurant chain.
That impressive Jurassic Park success has not recurred with the other titles. According to its third quarter investor conference, while Jurassic Park delivered impressive per-capita revenue for the restaurant chain, the subsequent VR attractions did not repeat the same success. Perhaps Terminator VR might post another big success for the chain.