Australian virtual-reality gaming company to open Vancouver venue at Kingsgate Mall

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      An international virtual-reality gaming company is gearing up to open a Vancouver location next month.

      Australia’s Zero Latency VR, a provider of free-roaming and multiplayer virtual reality gaming, announced on January 27 that it will open a 1,500-square-foot facility at Kingsgate Mall (370 East Broadway) in Vancouver.

      After Montreal and Toronto, Vancouver will become the third Canadian city (and the first in Western Canada) for the company’s venues.

      The Vancouver venue will open on February 27 and ticket reservations are available online.

      Games include the zombie-shooter Outbreak Origins, sci-fi shooter Singularity, and Zombie Survival plus Engineerium.

      Zero Latency VR states that its immersive games don’t have any lag between human action and computer response, and there aren’t any wires or cords attached to players. Up to eight players can participate in each game for sessions that last 45 minutes (15 minutes of safety briefing with 30 minutes of gameplay). Prices range from $44.95 to $55.95.

      The company, which has headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, where it opened its first venue in 2015, has 40 locations in 20 countries.