This month we began rolling out Omniverse to our worldwide operators. Omniverse is our proprietary VR content delivery and arcade management platform that transforms the Omni from a standalone hardware device to a complete entertainment system for commercial operators. Omniverse comes with more than 15 top VR games as well as online tools for operators to monitor and manage their arcade business in real time. See a demo video of Omniverse below, highlighting its main features:
The significance of Omniverse, a major milestone in the development of the Omni, was highlighted by several articles in the tech press. VentureBeat, Tom’s Hardware, Upload VR, and VR Focus reported on the Omniverse platform and its 15 launch titles.
Feedback from operators on the beta version of Omniverse was overwhelmingly positive, and we are now ready to roll out the platform globally. To get to know the platform, Omni operators receive 1,000 free starter minutes and five games that are free to play (Omni Arena, TRAVR – Training Ops, TRAVR – Shadow Ops, and the new titles Bow Master and Coin Rush). Contact us here if you are a commercial operator and would like more information about the Omniverse platform.
Operator News and Events
Every month we highlight interesting news from our commercial operators and noteworthy openings of new Omni sites.
Our distribution partner in Turkey, Ortombo, showcased several Omnis at the Gamex 2017 show in Istanbul on September 14-17. See a few pictures and an awesome video of the event below. If you are located in Turkey and interested in purchasing an Omni system, contact Mustafa Gemici at Ortombo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our partner in Thailand, Thirteenth Floor, opened its VRX Gaming Arcade in Bangkok on September 20. The arcade offers four Omnis and several other exciting VR hardware attractions. Contact VRX for franchising opportunities in Thailand here.
Hubneo VR Lab in New York City showcased the Omni at the Worlds Fair Nano in NYC on Sept. 16-17. See a few pictures below.
Finally, the South China Morning Post published an excellent article about Playdium, Hong Kong’s first virtual reality arcade that offers Omni gameplay and other VR attractions. The author played Omni Arena in multiplayer mode and had a great time. Read the full article here.
New Distributor – Italy
We continue to sign up distributors for Omni customers in commercial entertainment and professional markets worldwide. This past month we formed a partnership with distributor Gieffe S.R.L. in Italy. Since 1980, Gieffe has been a frontrunner in the design and production of entertainment attractions and equipment. Gieffe offers various virtual reality devices in addition to traditional arcade machines.
We maintain a list of our international distributors on our webpage here. If you are a distributor of hardware equipment in commercial markets and are interested in becoming an Omni distributor, please contact us here.
Jan and the Virtuix Team