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The Void Announces Ghostbusters 'Hyper-Reality' VR Experience

by Jeff Cork on May 09, 2016 at 03:32 PM

Last year, we told you about The Void's ambitious plans to bring virtual reality to a larger stage. Unlike consumer products like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, The Void is trying to carve out a niche by providing large-scale VR installations to amusement parks and other attractions. Today, the company announced its first major partnership, which will give visitors to Madame Tussauds' New York location a chance to see what it's like to be a Ghostbuster.

Ghostbusters: Dimension is being created through a partnership with Sony Pictures. Visitors can explore a recreation of the Ghostbusters' firehouse HQ, checking out props, costumes, and other memorabilia. Then they can strap on a proton pack and try their hand at Ghostbusting in an interactive experience set in a haunted apartment.

The exhibit is set to open July 1.


Our Take
Even though the initial reaction around the new Ghostbusters movie has been...polarizing, this kind of VR setup has a lot of potential. It's a shame that it's not going to be available at more locations, but it's always nice to have another excuse to visit New York.