Sandbox VR, the location-based VR vacation spot, introduced a brand new partnership with Netflix to create a digital actuality expertise primarily based on South Korean hit present Squid Sport.
Netflix’s most watched present of all time will quickly have its personal location-based VR expertise, which can let followers tackle the function of Squid Sport contestant.
Set to roll out to Sandbox places in late 2023, the location-based VR recreation guarantees “pulse-pounding challenges” the place customers compete in opposition to one another to be the final one standing. What’s extra, recreation classes embrace customized spotlight movies capturing in-game reactions for post-game evaluate.
There’s no trailer for the Squid Sport VR recreation, though the corporate’s hype video ought to provide you with a good suggestion of what to anticipate:
Sandbox’s places characteristic motion-tracking expertise, which captures the actions of a participant’s physique and props, comparable to weapons. Its haptic system additionally offers gamers with added realism to go together with the big room-scale VR expertise.
The corporate at the moment options six proprietary experiences primarily based on each completely licensed IP (Star Trek: Discovery), in addition to in-house experiences. All Sandbox VR experiences are developed by an in-house gaming studio, which tailors the corporate’s social experiences for teams of as much as six customers at a time.
The Squid Sport licensing deal is probably going the direct results of its $37 million Collection B funding spherical from November 2021. The corporate has made a powerful rebound from the stagnation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing the corporate’s eventual reemergence from Chapter 11 chapter following debt restructure.
Sandbox now operates 30 VR places, spanning main cities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The corporate says it’s launched a dozen such places over the previous twelve months, making for one among its largest growths spurts.