A NEW REALITY FOR CANADA; Co-op,free-roam, warehouse-scale virtual reality entertainment experience

TORONTO - Sept. 21, 2018 - PRLog -- Earlier this month, Virtual Galaxies announced it is bringing co-operative, free roam, unobstructed, warehouse-scale, multiplayer virtual reality experiences to Mississauga.

A first-of-its-kind in Canada, Virtual Galaxies is a state-of-the-art, immersive activity that brings up to 8 players together at a time to play a game of their choosing in a 2,200-square foot environment.

Nicolas Harster, CEO of Virtual Galaxies said, "I am very excited to bring this Virtual Reality experience to Canada. It's not something that is just for people who consider themselves to be 'gamers' – it caters to everyone, including those who have never experienced virtual reality. Virtual Galaxies has something for all, from people looking for something different, to corporate events, to group parties, to parents looking for a unique activity for their children. It is sincerely an experience like no other and can only truly be understood by taking part. I promise that you'd be hard pressed to find another outing for a group of up to 8 people as fun and as engaging as this."

What sets it apart from other virtual reality offerings is that it is not a constrained sensory experience – there are no wires or equipment tying a player to a specific console, computer, or zone – nor a curated gameplay – the players have direct influence into what they experience through their actions. Players are ranked in each game, gathering points for various achievements, and can see the local and global leaderboards both during and after the experience.

It is slated to open in November but interested players can "Join the Squad" at www.virtualgalaxies.com to receive updates and have the first opportunity to book their sessions. They will also have a chance to win a free experience for 8, to be a beta tester, or to score some swag.

Virtual Galaxies is powered by Zero Latency, the pioneer and global leader in out-of-home, free-roam virtual reality (VR) entertainment. The GTA location will be the 20th location worldwide powered by Zero Latency. "The fact that more than 500,000 people have experienced our virtual reality adventures globally just goes to show that there's a growing appetite for cutting-edge entertainment experiences. There is nothing in the world that compares to our experience right now and the new Virtual Galaxies venue in Toronto will sit squarely at the intersection of social gaming, virtual reality and advanced technology" Tim Ruse, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zero Latency said.

4 popular games will be made available initially to suit different tastes, including:

·       Engineerium – Perfect for first-timers and virtual reality experimenters. Ease into VR through this avatar-like, fantasy world that combines platform and maze challenges.

·       Zombie Survival – Picture this: you're bunkered in a fort and surrounded by masses of zombies. Can you stay alive till the rescue team comes? An experience for thrill seekers.

·       Singularity – Ever wondered how you'll fair against killer robots and rogue drones? Players will investigate a secret military space station and take on the Terminators.

·       Outbreak Origins – Prepare yourself for epic battles. A deadly virus is wreaking havoc, creating hordes of zombies that are taking over the cities. The dead are walking, and your squad needs to do something quick!

In early 2019, Zero Latency plans to begin offering competitive experiences between different locations, in addition to a steadfast focus on developing new games and experiences within existing games, ensuring that players will be engaged every time they walk through the doors.

To learn more please visit: www.virtualgalaxies.com

About Virtual Galaxies:

Virtual Galaxies is proudly a Canadian company, located at 2301 Royal Windsor Drive in Mississauga. Expected to open in November 2018, it is a premium location that will offer all of the most popular Zero Latency games to its patrons.

About Zero Latency:

Zero Latency is the pioneer and global leader in out-of-home free-roam VR entertainment. The Melbourne, Australia, based company has constructed warehouse-scale VR game arenas as free-standing locations and has also integrated them into resorts, family entertainment centres, go karting facilities, and other entertainment destinations.

There are currently 19 Zero Latency venues operating across 4 continents, with 45 expected by the end of 2019.

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