Dave & Busters locations now offer three VR attractions including Star Trek and Jurassic World.
The newest attraction — Star Trek: Dark Remnant –puts visitors on a rescue mission with the Enterprise “at the edge of Klingon space.” Jurassic World is an on-rails motion platform experience similar to Star Tours. It is more interactive, though, as players are able to tag dinosaurs using a single Vive controller. We haven’t tried Star Trek yet, but it appears to be the same general concept.
Star Trek: Dark Remnant comes from Washington state-based VRstudios with development partner Strange Reptile. VRstudios runs the management platfrom used by Dave & Busters to operate its VR attractions at 122 locations. Each visitor pays around $5 per ticket to experience one of the attractions. Dragonfrost opened late last year as a fantasy experience letting guests climb aboard a virtual dragon.
According to VRstudios, in Star Trek:
“Players will encounter awe-inspiring vistas from their stations on a special research-observatory style bridge and will have a front row seat for dynamic and thrilling flybys of both the Enterprise and a Klingon Battlecruiser. The action will be controlled through a sleek and special virtual interaction device that enables players to control the Galileo’s phasers, deflector shields, and sensors.”
Star Trek: Dark Remnant puts you in control of the U.S.S. Galileo, Starfleet’s latest and most advanced stellar research vessel, accompanying the U.S.S. Enterprise on a routine mission to evacuate a stellar observatory located in the middle of the Klingon Neutral Zone and learn more about the decaying neutron star it orbits. When the neutron star collapses prematurely it leaves the Enterprise incapacitated. It’s now up to YOU to protect her from stellar debris – and the unwelcome arrival of a Klingon ship out for vengeance.
The attraction is said to offer different endings and “subtle differences in gameplay, randomized player characters, and dialogue that responds real-time to your performance.” That should add some replayability to the experience.
“You might even observe the fate of a poor redshirt ensign!”