A new experience from XR Immersive Tech is coming to the largest ticketed event in British Columbia.
The Vancouver-based immersive entertainment platform announced recently that Uncontained will be available for guests to enjoy for the first time this summer beginning at Playland Amusement Park and the annual Pacific National Exhibition Fair.
Uncontained is described as “hyper-immersive virtual reality”—a perfectly modern attraction for Canada’s oldest amusement park. The high-tech Metaverse-oriented experience poetically contrasts the Playland Wooden Coaster, a world-renowned heritage ride.
“As a homegrown Vancouver company we see the iconic Playland Amusement Park as a perfect fit,” says Immersive Tech CEO Tim Bieber. “I am excited that Uncontained gets to meet the world in a place so close to my heart.”
Established in 1910, the PNE sits on 114 acres of land. During its operating season the Playland Amusement Park hosts over 300,000 guests.
“We are looking forward to hosting the debut of XR Immersive Tech’s Uncontained attraction at Playland and the Fair this summer,” stated PNE spokesperson Laura Ballance. “We are confident that the technology and next-generation experience will be very well received by our guests.”
Immersive Tech says there will be many factors contributing to immersion in Uncontained, including heat and cold environmental effects, haptic feedback on consoles, motion floor, and spatial audio. The game can be experienced by up to six players at once.
The startup says Uncontained—contained inside a sea shipment container–can be deployed on the “equivalent of five parking spots” inside or out.
“Just add power,” the company says.
Earlier this year Immersive signed a development agreement with HTC Corporation and its VIVE VR headset division to assist with further development to elevate the company’s VR technology.