[Los Angeles, CA April 26th 2018] - Fun Train, a virtual reality publisher of well-loved cinematic franchises, and Virtuix, the leader in location-based virtual reality entertainment solutions and creator of the Omni VR treadmill, announce a partnership between the companies to launch The Exorcist: Legion VR on Omniverse, the Omni’s global content platform.
The Exorcist: Legion VR is an episodic adventure by developer Wolf & Wood and is one of the premier horror VR experiences in the market. Set in the academy-award winning world created by horror maestro William Peter Blatty, each episode features a unique and immersive story that tests users’ courage and resolve. “The Exorcist” franchise is one of the highest grossing film series in history garnering two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes and millions of worldwide fans. The experience is available for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and will soon release on Playstation consoles.
“We explore every opportunity to reach the widest possible audience, which includes location-based venues,” said Douglas Nabors, CEO of Fun Train. “The Omni motion platform allows users to walk or backpedal in the real world and have it translate into our virtual ones. If an episode gets too intense, players can literally run away. Real world VR locomotion is one step closer to that Ready Player One vision that we all share and our goal of what “true VR” should be.”
Virtuix is best known for creating the Omni VR treadmill, but the company is also involved in location-based VR and recently launched Omniverse, a content delivery and arcade management platform for use by commercial Omni operators.
“We are honored and excited to be working with the talented teams at Fun Train and Wolf & Wood to bring this top VR title to our Omniverse content platform,” said Jan Goetgeluk, CEO of Virtuix. “The Exorcist: Legion VR is the best VR horror game we’ve played, and it’s a great fit for natural movement with the Omni. Wolf & Wood did an excellent job optimizing the game for both the Omni and for location-based entertainment. We can’t wait for our customers to play it, if they dare!”
Availability: The Exorcist: Legion VR episodes will be available in entertainment centers in nearly 500 locations worldwide via the Omniverse platform beginning May 1st in English, Spanish and Chinese.
About Fun Train: Fun Train is a virtual reality publisher that pushes technological boundaries adapting well-loved cinematic franchises. The company will be showcasing its experiences at VRLA, the world’s largest immersive technology event on May 4th & 5th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
About Virtuix: Founded in April 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Virtuix is the pioneer of the Active VR category and is the developer of the Omni – the first-of-its-kind motion platform that enables 360-degree movement in virtual environments. Virtuix has shipped more than 2,500 Omni units to date and has installed Omni systems in over 500 commercial entertainment venues around the world.
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