HubZero: the region's first indoor video game park
Because we rarely do things by half-measures here in the UAE, this summer will see the opening a massive 15,000sqft immersive video-game entertainment park, called Hub Zero.
Located in Dubai's City Walk mall and described as a “fully interactive gaming experience” the park will feature 18 virtual reality attractions that are powered by artificial intelligence and real-time engines that will run large-scale simulators of popular games including Battlefield, Plants vs. Zombies, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Dragon Age and Gears of War.
While the final details (including the official opening date) have been kept fairly under wraps, a few visitors at Comic-Con Middle East were given an exclusive preview back in April, providing a taste of what to expect as Hub Zero showcased their Virtual Arena and wide array of interactive video-game rides.
The project has been a large-scale collaboration with top games developers EA, Capcom, Koname, Microsoft, and Square Enix meaning that the games will be legit, while Hub Zero will also house a retro arcade for old-school gamers, an e-Sports LAN gaming zone for those looking for a bit of friendly competition, and a Hub Café.
Don't worry gaming dads as the games will only be available to those above 10 years old, there will also be a children’s play area on site for younger visitors, so you can deposit them while getting involved.