What is Xscape reality and why should I go?

Xscape Reality is Gold Coast’s first virtual reality (VR) gaming arcade, where you can experience the newest frontier in entertainment. It is one of the only places that you have the ability to remove yourself from modern day life and immerse yourself in one of our many games. Do you feel like swimming with whales today? Or taking on a pack of Zombies? The choice is all yours. At Xscape Reality, our goal is to help advance the adoption of the groundbreaking VR technology by giving as many people the opportunity to experience it first-hand, without the prohibitive expense and space requirements.

What should I expect when I arrive?

When you enter our arcade, you will be asked to choose the games which best suit your taste, whether it be chasing zombies or making potions. We will then relocate you to the centre of the Game mat to ensure during the whole exciting process, you don’t harm yourself in any way. We will hook you up with HD VR special stereoscopic displays (high quality Goggles that present game data), headphones and hand controllers. These will ensure that every move you make in real time is simulated perfectly with the game. We also have microphones connected to each headset in order to communicate with players and see if they either need a hand or would like to change games. Throughout the whole duration of the game you will be moving, shooting, ducking etc and every way you move will be simulated perfectly in game. To be honest, the best way to explain it all would be to show you!

What is VR?

Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with the 3D world. Virtual reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world or is immersed within this environment and whilst there, is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.

How does VR work exactly?

We know the world through our senses and perception systems. In school we all learned that we have five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing. These however, are not our only sense organs. The truth is that humans have many more senses than this, such as a sense of balance. These other sensory inputs, plus some special processing of sensory information by our brains ensures that we have a rich flow of information from the environment to our minds. Everything that we know about our reality comes by way of our senses. In other words, our entire experience of reality is simply a combination of sensory information and our brains sense-making mechanisms for that information. Therefore if you can present your senses with made-up information, your perception of reality would also change in response to it. Therefore you are presented with virtual reality, a reality that is not really there but perceived as real.