Saudi Arabia opens first VR gaming hub amid entertainment push

Zero Latency, a free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality gaming, is available now at its new arena in the Salma Centre, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia opens first VR gaming hub amid entertainment push
Teams are equipped with state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets, headphones, military-style backpacks and controllers where all their movements are replicated in the game.
By Sam Bridge
Wed 15 May 2019 02:42 PM

Saudi Arabia has opened its first next generation multi-player virtual reality gaming hub as part of its multi-billion dollar push for an entertainment industry.

Zero Latency, a free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality gaming, is available now at its new arena in the Salma Centre, Riyadh and provides a large-scale immersive experience over 600 square metres of floor space.

The arena offers an experience where guests, along with their friends, family or colleagues, enter the virtual world together and experience what it’s like to walk on a new planet or fight for survival, working as a team to fight off zombies or alien robots.

Teams are equipped with state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets, headphones, military-style backpacks and controllers where all their movements are replicated in the game.

Doran Davies, CEO of Zero Latency in the Middle East, said: “Residents of Riyadh are always on the lookout for fun activities, the latest trends in gaming technology and new entertainment experiences to enjoy. Zero latency is a perfect fit for the Saudi market given the community’s hunger for new technology and entertainment.

“Our offering is unique in the market as we’ve eliminated the motion sickness sometimes associated with VR experiences using a combination of technology and proprietary software, hence the name Zero Latency.”

Zero Latency tickets cost SR150 for an hour-long experience, including a briefing, and are available at the venue or on the company website.

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