Live in Dallas? Want to get your greasy hands on Oculus Rift? Get ready to head to Chuck E. Cheese’s.
The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is heading to every kid’s favorite pizza joint. The kid-friendly restaurant announced today it is testing a “Chuck E. Cheese’s Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience” in select markets. First up, Dallas. San Diego and Orlando are expected to be the next locations.
“Kids today have unprecedented access to game consoles and tablets,” said Roger Cardinale, president of Chuck E. Cheese’s owner CEC Entertainment. “Our challenge is to deliver an experience not available at home, and there is no doubt virtual reality does just that. Oculus Rift technology is the next frontier in the gaming industry, and we’re thrilled to be able to say it’s part of the Chuck E. Cheese’s lineup.”
The test run will last six-week in the three cities. Kids will don the headset to play the “Virtual Ticket Blaster.” For the standard version of Ticket Blaster, kids stand in a chamber and grab tickets as they fly by. Now, they’ll wear a headset and do it in virtual reality.
The Virtual Ticket Blaster creator, Reel FX, praised the Oculus headset.
“We believe that virtual reality eventually will be as popular as our handheld devices,” Reel FX founder Dale Carman said. “It’s a game-changer, and we’re investing incredible time and talent into developing content for the Oculus Rift.”
Pretty soon you won’t even have to leave your pizza to play games.
Oculus is well on its way to becoming a household name. Now, where’s the consumer version of the headset.