What is needed to open a VR arena?

1. PREMISES 

The first thing to consider is finding suitable premises. Here are some important characteristics to consider for a successful VR arena.

Required specifications:

✓ Adequate space

A VR arena should have enough space to provide enough room for players to move around safely without hitting walls or each other. The space should also be large enough to allow for a comfortable and immersive experience for players.

We recommend:

For 4 players:

  • Minimum 25 m² (about 250 ft²)
    Mini VR Arena

For 8 players:

  • Minimum 50 m² (about 160 ft²)
    Small Business VR Arena

For 16 players:

  • Optimum 200 m² (about 2,150 ft²)

Medium Business VR Arena

For 16+16 players:

  • Optimum 600 m² (about 6,400 ft²)

VR Center Arena Business

Therefore, a minimum of 25 m² (about 250 ft²) is required. However, the larger your location, the more interesting and diverse your virtual world will be for players. Therefore, ideally, you will need premises of 250 m² (about 2,700 ft²) of gaming space plus a reception area.

✓ Large passing trade traffic.

The premise should be located in the places that have the largest passing trade traffic in city malls that you can find. Such places can vary depending on the specific mall and its layout, but usually the best places are Entertainment areas such as cinemas, gaming arcades, bowling alleys, trampoline attractions, and so on. Such places tend to attract a lot of foot traffic, particularly from families and young adults.
Overall, businesses that are located in high-traffic areas within malls or at Family entertainment centers are likely to benefit from increased visibility and foot traffic.
We recommend installing glass walls facing the walkway area, allowing passersby to see both the players and the TV screen displaying the current virtual world or game from the perspective of one of the players.
 

✓ Game Safety Features.

A VR arena should have safety features in place, such as padded walls or floors, to prevent injuries in case a player falls or collides with an object while in the virtual environment.

✓ Other Safety features.

Additionally, emergency exits should be clearly marked and easily accessible.
Ventilation.
VR experiences can be physically demanding and generate a lot of heat. Proper ventilation is important to ensure that players stay cool and comfortable while using the equipment.

 

✓ Recommended options.

Easy-to-Clean Surfaces.
Given that players will be moving around the space, the surfaces should be easy to clean and sanitize to maintain a hygienic environment.

Proper Lighting.
Lighting is important in a VR arena to help ensure that players can see their surroundings and avoid obstacles. The lighting should be bright enough to provide visibility but not too bright that it interferes with the VR experience.

2. VR EQUIPMENT 

✓ VR Headsets, Laptops etc.

(4-32) Meta Quest 2 or PICO 4 headsets
(1) Android tablet for Game Manager 
(1) Reception area Laptop
(1) Wi-Fi router connected (internet is need only while setup)
(1) TV screen (recommended) to display the current game for spectators
(1) water cooler with disposable cups for players
(1) Reception zone equipment (tables, chairs, clothing hangers, lockers for valuables, waiting area couch)
(1) coffee vending machine for those waiting in line or for parents waiting for their children

 

3. SOFTWARE

✓ VR Games

WARSTATION or/and Battle Start VR Franchises software with a set of virtual game worlds

Battle Start software includes 4 game sets 
Battle games
Tactic games 
Zombie games 
Party Games 

Warstation includes 
— VR shooters in 14 different game worlds (Sci-fi, Western, Military, Snowballs) 

 

4. STAFF

✓ VR Arena Staff

(2), one at the reception area and one instructor of the game and equipment operation.

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