Ghostbusters is coming to virtual reality courtesy of the team at The Void, who are bringing their mixed reality technology to bear on a new VR experience based on the latest movie in the franchise. What’s more, you’ll be able to get your hands on it at Madame Tussaud’s, New York, soon.

There are probably more than a few people out there for whom the idea of donning a proton pack, overalls and tearing through New York city shooting up and catching ghosts, would be dream come true. So news of a new mixed reality experience where you get to do just that will probably come as welcome news.

The proprietors of The Void, the worlds first virtual reality theme park based in Salt Lake City, Utah have announced they’re to partner with Sony Pictures to bring free-roaming, mixed reality with sights, sounds of the hit comedy franchise to their free-roaming, immersive platform and it’s called Ghostbusters: Dimension.

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Scheduled to open to the public on July 1, 2016, the VR experience will launch exclusively as part of the Ghostbusters Experience at Madame Tussauds New York at their Times Square attraction. “The construction of this multi-layered and sensory environment is already underway and is designed to fully immerse visitors into the fantastical and spirited world of the new film.”

Ghostbusters has an incredible, passionate fan following, and now VR technology allows the fans to become a Ghostbuster themselves within Madame Tussauds New York. The technology is breathtaking, the experience is thrilling, and what better way is there to use VR, than to let audiences inhabit the stories they love,” said Ghostbusters creator Ivan Reitman.

“Our new collaboration with Sony Pictures and THE VOID has paved the way to delivering an unforgettable experience for our visitors,” said Eric Fluet, Head of Marketing and Sales for Madame Tussauds New York. “We believe the Ghostbusters Experience and Ghostbusters: Dimension will propel Madame Tussauds New York into a new era of immersive entertainment.”

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • Ian Shook

    I wish I lived in a place where things happened.

    • Paul Jensen

      dude that cracks me up

    • Harald Heide Gundersen

      If you can’t go to the experiences, let the experiences come to you, try a HTC Vive… :-)

      • Ian Shook

        I’m pretty sure the VOID makes the VIVE look like fisher price. ;)

        • Psycold

          Until I see specs for the VOID, I’m doubtful.

    • Kai2591

      ikr the feels man

    • Sanchez

      All the more needs for VR stuffz

  • Kyoraki

    Basing your revolutionary VR experience on a film that’s going to be dead on arrival seems like a poor idea.

  • bcoyle

    This is cool! Thanks for posting the article. I immediately went and signed up for 2 tickets to try this out on July 1st. Very curious to see what the VOID is up to – and never figured it would come to the east coast.

  • Maria Ottomanelli

    The experience sounds great for kids! Look at this little girl having so much fun!