Sandbox VR, the location-based VR vacation spot, introduced a brand new partnership with Netflix to create a digital actuality expertise primarily based on South Korean hit present Squid Sport.

Netflix’s most watched present of all time will quickly have its personal location-based VR expertise, which can let followers tackle the function of Squid Sport contestant.

Set to roll out to Sandbox areas in late 2023, the location-based VR recreation guarantees “pulse-pounding challenges” the place customers compete in opposition to one another to be the final one standing. What’s extra, recreation periods embody customized spotlight movies capturing in-game reactions for post-game evaluate.

There’s no trailer for the Squid Sport VR recreation, though the corporate’s hype video ought to provide you with a good suggestion of what to anticipate:

Sandbox’s areas characteristic motion-tracking expertise, which captures the actions of a participant’s physique and props, similar to weapons. Its haptic system additionally supplies gamers with added realism to associate with the massive room-scale VR expertise.

The corporate presently options six proprietary experiences primarily based on each solely licensed IP (Star Trek: Discovery), in addition to in-house experiences. All Sandbox VR experiences are developed by an in-house gaming studio, which tailors the corporate’s social experiences for teams of as much as six customers at a time.

The Squid Sport licensing deal is probably going the direct results of its $37 million Collection B funding spherical from November 2021. The corporate has made a powerful rebound from the stagnation attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing the corporate’s eventual reemergence from Chapter 11 chapter following debt restructure.

Sandbox now operates 30 VR areas, spanning main cities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The corporate says it’s launched a dozen such areas over the previous twelve months, making for considered one of its largest growths spurts.


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