What is VR? (Virtual Reality)
(Virtual Reality headset) A head-worn apparatus that completely covers the eyes for an immersive 3D experience.
A virtual reality headset is a heads-up display (HUD) that allows users to interact with simulated environments with hand tracking and experience a first-person view (FPV). VR headsets replace the user’s natural environment with virtual reality content, such as a movie, a game or a prerecorded 360-degree VR environment that allows the user to turn and look around, just as in the physical world.
This allows you to be in the game/experience/environment as opposed to just sitting in front of a screen and playing a game.
What is the setup like?
We have 7 VR stations, 2 racing simulators, and an air hockey table.
Each room has 1 VR headset and seating to accommodate up to 4 people, along with a TV. The TV broadcasts what the person using the headset sees so that everyone can enjoy. You are allowed to switch and take turns with the headset.
Is it like the Oculus Quest 2?
Oculus/Meta headsets are consumer oriented headsets. The headsets we use are commercial/enthusiast headsets, and the visuals on them are the best in the market. We use the best graphics cards available in the market to produce the highest quality visuals possible on them. They have a significantly higher field of view and significantly higher pixel density and resolution compared to the Oculus/Meta Quest headsets.
We also provide about 80+ games and 38+ of them can be multiplayer with up to 7 people playing altogether!
The detailed comparison is here – https://vrlawrence.com/pimax-8kx-vs-quest-2-a-comparative-study-of-vr-capabilities/
How does multiplayer work?
If you rent multiple stations, we link the audio in the headset so you can hear and talk to each other throughout the experience.
The number of stations you book is the number of people who can play VR simultaneously.
One VR Station = One Player at a time. Up to 4 people can share, but only one can play. Book more stations for group play.
Each VR Station includes one headset, a couch, and a TV.
Of the 80+ games and experiences we have, about 30 of those can be multiplayer. To play a game in multiplayer mode, you must both start the same game you want to play with each other. Once the game is launched, in most games one of you will make a virtual lobby inside the game itself that the other players will locate and join. Most games work this way, but some games may use the term “server” or “room” as opposed to “lobby”.
How to put on the headset and controllers?
Can I wear glasses in VR?
Yes! Our headsets have space for glasses to easily fit in.
In fact, the VR display and lenses are made in a way that after you put them on, your eyes are actually focusing far off into the distance. This is done to reduce eye fatigue. So if you’re nearsighted and cannot see far-off things, you may need to wear glasses while using VR.
Is the cost per person?
The cost is per station. Once you have rented that station, up to 4 people can share the station and take turns.
Does it strain the eyes?
No, and yes. As opposed to sitting too close to the TV or a phone or computer screen, VR doesn’t have the same effect. It may seem like if you have the screen right in front of your eyes, you must be focusing the lenses of your eyes up close to your face. In actuality, the VR display and lenses are made in a way that when you put them on, you’re actually focusing far off into the distance. This is done to reduce eye fatigue. So if you’re nearsighted and cannot see far-off things, you may need to wear glasses while using VR.
Having said that, eye strain isn’t exclusive to VR. Stare at any one thing for long enough, and you’ll experience it; be it a computer screen at your desk, your laptop, your phone, or your tablet.
If you cancel your reservation at least 24 hours before, you get a 100% refund. If you cancel your reservation within 24 hours of the start time, there isn’t any refund. If you book a party package, there is a non-refundable 50% deposit to hold the date.
To request your refund, you can either directly click the cancel button on your confirmation email or give us a call during our opening hours.