Samsung and Six Flags workforce up for digital actuality curler coasters

Samsung and Six Flags team up for virtual reality roller coasters

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In case you’re making the trek to a Six Flags park this summer time, digital actuality will probably be an choice for some curler coasters. The corporate teamed up with Samsung on quite a lot of digital actuality curler coasters that provide a extra immersive expertise because of Oculus-powered Gear VR headsets. A complete of 9 rides unfold throughout the US could have the brand new choice, and 6 of these will present a “New Revolution” futuristic battle to save lots of Earth from an alien invasion. The opposite three will serve up a Superman-themed VR expertise the place riders should defeat Lex Luthor throughout a tour of Metropolis.

Whereas Six Flags touts its assortment of coasters as the primary in North America to function VR, comparable rides have been introduced in different elements of the world. Alton Towers within the UK will open the Galactica VR curler coaster in April that additionally makes use of Samsung’s Gear VR headsets. At Thorpe Park, plans are in movement for a ghost practice that makes use of the HTC Vive to supply a very spooky journey.

At Six Flags, season cross holders will get first dibs on the brand new curler coasters throughout a “technical rehearsal” earlier than opening VR as much as the general public. The corporate says that every experience can be outfitted with sufficient Gear VR units to permit for cleansing between runs. Six Flags additionally claims that you simply will not have to fret about movement illness because the visuals are synced with the motion of every curler coaster. Until you splurge for a season cross, you will have to attend a bit to provide it a shot, however you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of what to anticipate within the video under.

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