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Motion Simulator Rides – A Super Quick History
Before we get to the news, a quick refresher for those who are new to this business. Virtual roller coasters have been a hot item in arcades since the early 2000s; some examples include the roller coaster experiences that were offered with the Tsunami Tsumo motion platform and Triotech’s Mad Wave Motion Theater. The best selling and earning motion ride out there has to be Triotech’s Typhoon, which lets 1-2 riders experience a roller coaster-like simulation set in various over-the-top situations.
The name LAI Games should be familiar to those who enjoy videmption & redemption titles, they have focused mainly on those types of games but they have also released straight-up video arcade games, sports games (like arcade basketball machines), photo booths and more; Ubisoft for their part used to work with GlobalVR, releasing titles like Far Cry (as Paradise Lost) and Blazing Angels to the business. But it has been a while since we’ve seen the Ubisoft logo grace a new arcade experience.
LAI Games & Ubisoft Join Forces For The Rabbids VR Roller Coaster Simulator
Ok so for the news. At the Alley Cats Entertainment bowling center in Arlington, TX, you can go over and check out a new motion simulator ride on test. It involves Ubisoft’s ‘Rabbids’ characters, a motion seat with handle grips and attached VR headsets (they appear to be HTC Vive units). Here is the location test footage that was publicly shared to the Alley Cats FB page where it mentions that the simulator will only be there for a limited time:
Ubisoft did unveil that they were working on a Rabbids VR ride experience back during E3 2015 while earlier this year a different Rabbids VR title was announced as being in the works. We are not sure which Rabbids VR software this is based on…it could be one of those or it could be unique to this hardware.
That’s all we know for now. I imagine that there will be more than one scenario to choose and it likewise is a good idea to allow for additional “ride films” to be added to the game in the future. What do you think about this new product?