Last month we reported on a new experience from Vancouver-based XR Immersive Tech coming to the largest ticketed event in British Columbia.
“Uncontained,” a hyper-immersive attraction, is now live at the PNE in Vancouver following a “successful installation and launch,” as well as onsite training of staff, according to a statement from the startup.
“From the very beginning of our pre-production phase we had a singular goal in mind: elevate virtual reality from where it is today to something that will inspire, engage, and amaze every person who tries it,” said XR Immersive Tech CEO Tim Bieber.
Bieber noted a 100% customer satisfaction rate among those who tried Uncontained during the first day.
“To see Uncontained finally being enjoyed by the public and hearing the overwhelmingly positive feedback of how much the efforts have lined up and exceeded expectations has been wonderful,” Bieber said.
Some of the factors contributing to Uncontained “hyper immersion” include:
- 200 physical and environmental effects including hands-on physical controls, hot and cold effects, rumble motion floor, air blasts, scent, and audio effects.
- 10 amplifiers & 32 speakers powering the first-ever headphone-free spatial ambient audio XR experience
- 8 Computers Possessing RTX 3080 Graphic Cards with Core I9 Alienware Processors
“This is a huge milestone for the company, team, and Uncontained and we are excited to start getting interested parties in to experience this next-generation hyper-immersive attraction for their entertainment centres,” said Bieber.
Uncontained—contained inside a sea shipment container–can be deployed on the “equivalent of five parking spots” inside or out.
Established in 1910, the PNE sits on 114 acres of land. During its operating season the Playland Amusement Park hosts over 300,000 guests.