Atari founder’s new VR firm sounds like the theme park of the future

The founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell has founded a virtual reality company that could change the game completely.

The new Modal VR firm will specialise in providing fully-immersive VR multi-person experiences.

The wireless, low-latency VR headset would be combined with a full-body suit enabling people to run around a football field and use entire anatomy.

A video published on Wednesday shows a Tron-meets-Mortal-Kombat type vibe, where users can throw weapons with their hands and strike poses to perform special moves.

Bushnell’s new concept is not being designed for consumers to purchase, it’d be more like laser-tag where you go to an amusement park and rent the equipment.

Modal also says it could be used for training experiences in corporate environments (via Engadget).

The company is quite far along with its plans, with Modal VR developer headsets already scheduled to ship soon.

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