In May this year, Oculus VR made headlines for joining forces with Chuck E. Cheese to run a unique VR demo for kids. Unfortunately, according to Power Leveled, those plans had to be canned because the restaurateur has reason to believe there is a risk of seizures in kids.
The article doesn’t lay claim to what this concern is based on, but maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. A marketing campaign through Chuck E. Cheese never really made sense for this type of thing because it’s unusual to market such a product to kids so young.
This is why VR demos like those being shown at Comic-Con are growing more and more important. For example, Guillermo Del Toro has designed a VR ride-like Pacific Rim experience, and a few days ago, 20th Century Fox announced that they are going to put gamers in the head of X-Men’s Professor Xavier’s mind to probe for fellow mutants (or VR enthusiasts…now THAT would be funny).
Speaking of Comic-Con, are any MTBSers going? We’d love to hear about it!