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IMAX enters the VR world with LA-based VR theater

IMAX opens a premium VR experience theater in LA
By Anthony Garreffa from Feb 15, 2017 @ 23:33 CST

IMAX has been a company that has dominated high-end cinema (and beyond) experiences, but now the cinema giant is moving into the VR realm by opening up a VR experience center in LA.

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The new LA center has a blend of HTC Vive and Starbreeze StarVR headsets inside of 14 isolated "pods" that feature a Dbox cinema chair, a vibration-emitting Subpac vest (oh, YES) and a bunch of physical controllers. John Wick Chronicles is one of the VR experiences IMAX has on offer, too.

IMAX has more VR experiences and immersive games, including Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, Eagle Flight, and The Walk. IMAX ia already investing into future VR experiences, raising $50 million for the the development and construction of more VR centers planned for New York, California, China, and the UK.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com


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