Virtuix, the company behind the VR treadmill Virtuix Omni, debuted their previously announced VR eSports attraction ‘Omniverse VR Arena’ at the Dave & Buster’s location in Austin, Texas this past week.
The location-based attraction accommodates up to four players, and currently features four games at the VR Arena in Austin, with the promise of more coming soon; games are said to last 15 to 20 minutes.
The attraction also features a queuing system that notifies guests by text message when it’s their turn to play, letting them roam Dave & Buster’s in the meantime.
Outside of local play, VR Arena-goers can take part in Omniverse weekly leaderboard contests for cash prizes. Users can enter by signing up for a Omniverse account and going to participating locations that feature Omni VR treadmills.
In addition to the Dave & Buster’s Austin location, Virtuix today announced that they’ve opened one at Sky Zone in McDonough, Georgia.
As a result of a successful Kickstarter that garnered over $1,000,000 from consumers in 2013, the company has since shifted their focus to the enterprise market and in driving repeated engagement with their Omniverse contests. To date, Virtuix says they’ve shipped over 3,000 Omni treadmills across 45 countries.