Fact: Zombies aren’t real. But HTC’s virtual reality headset might convince you otherwise…
HTC has announced a spine-tingling zombie horror VR experience to promote the UK launch of the HTC Vive.
It’s called Virtually Dead, and it’s an immersive half-VR, half-theatre fright-fest that sees event-goers trying to stave off a zombie apocalypse.
Virtually Dead takes place in a “secret east London location”, and features 22 live actors, plus a bunch of designated “VR zones”.
Tickets are now on sale at £30 a-piece, and are available for single-purchase, or as a group of up to 10.
“Virtually Dead is a pioneering immersive experience that uses virtual reality technology from HTC Vive to help members of the public join the fight against a sinister zombie virus,” says a spokesperson for the project.
The whole hour-long production, which runs every hour – every day between March 19 and April 3 – takes place over half a kilometre.
It’s also an opportunity for the public to demo the HTC Vive headset before its official consumer release.
“By combining our VR with immersive theatre, we aim to introduce new audiences to HTC Vive before our April launch,” says Jon Goddard, HTC’s Head of European VR Marketing.
Goddard continues: “We have produced something that showcases VR in a whole new light and will attract people outside of the usual circles that would typically be interested in a VR event.”
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Head over to the Virtually Dead website to pick up a ticket – but beware, there’s a limited supply…oh, and flesh-eating zombies.
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