The Future of Gaming Is Coming in the Form of Virtual Reality Theme Parks

Why play a game, when you can live it?

The Future of Gaming Is Coming in the Form of Virtual Reality Theme Parks
(The Void)

It's easy to forget how far we've come in terms of interactive digital entertainment, but video games are light years ahead of where they were when Nintendo first came on the scene. In 25 years, we've gone from this:

The Future of Gaming Is Coming in the Form of Virtual Reality Theme Parks

To this:

The Future of Gaming Is Coming in the Form of Virtual Reality Theme Parks
(Kids today have no idea.)

So what's next? Where does this exponential development in technology and graphics lead? The Void might be the answer. 

The Void is a Utah-based company with ambitions to create fully immersive "4D" environments they're calling "virtual reality theme parks." Think of these theme parks as a paintball or laser-tag arena that becomes something like Halo, Resident Evil, or Lord of the Rings when you put on the high-tech VR gear. But why tell, when I can show? This teaser video might very well blow your mind:

So, from the outside looking in, you’re watching a bunch of people waving pool noodles in the air, but immersed in the experience, you’re slaying dragons with a broadsword. It's everything your inner 8-year-old always dreamed of, and it's coming.

The Future of Gaming Is Coming in the Form of Virtual Reality Theme Parks

(If this isn't some kind of twisted belated April Fool's joke, I'm booking my flight to Utah immediately.)

For updates and more on The Void, check out their website.

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