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THE south coast’s first pop-up virtual reality experience at Gunwharf Quays has announced it will remain open until late October.

Launched in August as a joint venture between Wave 105 and Centre VR, the state-of-the-art gaming festival has been extended due to popular demand.

Virtual Reality gaming has proved a hit at Gunwharf Quays

Virtual Reality gaming has proved a hit at Gunwharf Quays

Beginners, experienced gamers, families and people of all ages have already been accessing over 140 virtual reality experiences at VR1.

From the popular game Tower Tag, to flying, driving and racing experiences, those wishing to escape reality have been able to explore entire new worlds using the technology.

The experience has proved a massive hit with students on school holidays as well as people of older generations. 

Yvonne Clay, senior marketing manager at Gunwharf Quays, said: ‘A first in the region, VR1 has proved to be popular throughout the school holidays so we are delighted to announce it will now be open for visitors to enjoy until late October.’

One of the driving simulator games

One of the driving simulator games

Keith Penny, events director at Wave 105, said: ‘It has been exciting to be part of yet another new event concept on the south coast.

‘With experiences tailored to all ages, VR1 has mass appeal, as it allows visitors to play solo, or as a multiplayer with friends and family.

‘We can’t wait to welcome even more people to experience it into the autumn.’

Richard Parnell, technical director at Centre VR, said: ‘VR1 uses the world’s latest high resolution VR technology, including HTC VIVE PRO and Samsung Odyssey headsets. The high spec gaming PCs have been created in partnership with Asus Republic of Gamers and Corsair. All this provides a completely realistic gaming experience.’

One of the driving simulator games

One of the driving simulator games

VR1 will remain open until late October, from 11am-11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11am-8pm Sunday to Thursday.

The art studio is located on the second floor unit above Tiger Tiger.

For more information, visit www.planetradio.co.uk/wave-105/local/events/vr1/