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Virtual Reality (VR) Theme Park TED

The Void founder wants virtual reality theme parks in 'cities all around the world'

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By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2016 | 2 min read

Virtual Reality entertainment company The Void is set to release a VR theme park blending immersive digital experience with physical feedback altering the senses of users.

Speaking to the BBC, Void's founder Curtis Hickman, said he wants to open VR theme parks in “cities all around the world” with the first set to open in Utah later this year.

He said: “The Void is about creating the most immersive technology, so instead of sitting at your desk, you walk around an environment. It is a tangible world that seems like it never ends, people like to feel that they are somewhere else, and feel the mist in a cave or the heat from a fire - or believe that they are going up in an elevator."

To deliver these experiences, Void Game Pods are reputed to deliver physical sensations including “elevation changes, touch, vibrations, air pressure, cold and heat, moisture, simulated liquids and smell”.

With the company drawing staff from the likes of Pixar, Hasbro, Disney and Electronic Arts, its booths deliver fantasy gaming scenarios to users, hoping to blend animation, creativity and tech to usurp the wonderment of existing theme parks.

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