Toxic VR, a new virtual reality lounge, is now open in Clifton Park Center. The lounge will feature individual booths, state-of-the-art VR goggles, and virtual reality experiences that range from slaying zombies to painting an artistic masterpiece.
Donn DeLane, who operates the Tru Escape mystery and escape rooms in ViaPort Rotterdam and Aviation malls, is opening the new gaming lounge with Andreas Duerr, and they are really excited about the long-term growth potential of VR gaming.
“It’s almost limitless what you can do,” DeLane told the Daily Gazette. “I can’t wait to see what they do in the next five years.”
Toxic VR uses HTC Vive goggles and MSI Gaming computers (with super fast graphics cards) to eliminate many of the problems that have plagued VR gaming. “A lot of the problems people had with VR, what happens is, there’s a little bit of a lag to it – it gives people motion sickness,” DeLane told the Daily Gazette. But that won’t be a problem for gamers at Toxic VR!
Even DeLane is skeptical about being immersed in the world of Resident Evil, with the game’s upcoming release for virtual reality, but there are plenty of other options for virtual reality gamers.
Some of the other Toxic VR gaming options include:
- Google Tilt Brush – create a three-dimensional painting and walk through it
- Google Earth – explore the planet from your home town using Google Earth photos
- Mystery Room – a virtual mystery room for you to escape
- Workplace simulator – this one is what it sounds like, and DeLane isn’t really sure why it’s popular… unless you count the game as the perfect opportunity to misbehave without consequences
Prices are $15 for 15 minutes, $25 for 30 minutes, and $39 for 60 minutes. Monthly memberships come with special perks like lower-cost time blocks and reduced rates on additional time.