Near Paris, the largest room in France dedicated to virtual reality (VR) has just opened. At the origin of the project, Terragame seems to be surfing on a new wave called “hyper virtual reality”. The goal is to push the boundaries of illusion and allow more immersive experiences.
The largest hall in France dedicated to RV
Terragame is a Belgian company specialized in virtual reality leisure centers. In addition, it develops its own VR applications. On November 16, 2019, Terragame opened a huge room of over 1000 m² in Corbeil-Essonnes, near Paris, the largest in the country.
“Do not play video games anymore, live them! Terragame’s slogan.
The concept of hyper reality takes shape thanks to a total freedom of movement giving the possibility to live more immersive experiences. The Terragame Center is bright, contains a relaxation area and even a bar. In short, there is everything you need to have fun for a few hours taking breaks from time to time! According to early users, this room denotes the atmosphere that differs from the usual rooms sometimes giving a feeling of confinement.
High-tech equipment and many games
The virtual reality park contains an area “arcade VR”, that is to say a succession of posts with many screens, VR headsets and other accessories. Each station provides access to fifteen different applications from the Steam catalog. More specifically, this equipment contains a modified Oculus helmet, equipped with additional sensors for more precision. We also find a computer MSI VR One that is worn as a backpack. There is also a plastic gun, rather light and ergonomic.
The lighthouse attraction of the park seems to be The Manor of the Damned, a half-hour experience in an imposing annex room. The eight participants will, however, have to follow a briefing of about ten minutes. Side scenario, nothing more simple. Indeed, it is about saving children trapped in a mansion – with a total surface of 700 m² – in the grip of zombies and other spirits. Finally, the video published at the end of the article speaks for itself and clearly shows what awaits the next participants!