This immersive device will let you game as a Transformer
As a kid who didn't want to be a Transformer at some point? Well, it may have taken a few years (and several generations of gaming systems) to get there, but now a new immersive gaming experience is being introduced to make that childhood dream a reality.
Working in collaboration with Hasbro (the makers of Transformers), virtual reality company RobocomVR is preparing for the launch of the first ever location-based VR simulator to offer an immersive Transformer experience, set to debut in the Middle East in September 2020.
For decades, virtual reality has tantalized gamers with the prospect of a fully immersive experience. But the technology has yet to deliver on this promise to larger audiences. In 2020, tech companies such as Robocom are looking to change that having invested considerable resources to develop VR hardware and games.
Unlike the traditional player-console gaming set-up according to RobocomVR founder and CEO Karim Ibrahim, the future of gaming is one dominated by the presence of VR and AI.
“Gaming is about evolution," Ibrahim said at the recent Digital Games Conference. "Don’t get me wrong, traditional console gaming is fantastic but I don't imagine having the ability to be inside a game rather than playing it on the screen wouldn't be more exciting. The immersive experience is the future.”
Through the Transformers location-based VR experience, the gamer can fully immerse through themselves as Optimus Prime or Bumblebee engaging with the franchise like never before through the multi-person experience for up to four players.
The multiplayer virtual reality game is an exciting way to put fans right into the middle of the larger-than-life action associated with the Transformers franchise.
Will VR take over the gaming world entirely, rendering traditional PC and console games redundant? It’s tough to say as the entire potential of VR in everyday gaming is still untapped.
It currently looks more likely that VR gaming will continue to sit side-by-side with conventional gaming, taking on only the titles that best suit immersive gameplay, like the Transformers franchise.
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