news\ May 20, 2014 at 11:32 am

Chuck E. Cheese's gets in on the Oculus Rift action


Looking to "deliver an experience not available at home," select Chuck E. Cheese's locations will be incorporating the Oculus Rift in the Ticket Blaster.

The six-week test offers the Birthday Star of booked birthday parties a chance in the Chuck E. Cheese's Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience. The headset uses 360-degree head-tracking technology and features a 3D view so that users will feel as though they are inside the Ticket Blaster with Chuck E. As if the creepy mouse wasn't terrifying enough on his own, now you'll be stuck in a glass case with it. Good luck.

“Kids today have unprecedented access to game consoles and tablets,” said CEC Entertainment president Roger Cardinale. “Our challenge is to deliver an experience not available at home, and there is no doubt virtual reality does just that. Oculus Rift technology is the next frontier in the gaming industry, and we’re thrilled to be able to say it’s part of the Chuck E. Cheese’s lineup.”

The first store equipped with “Chuck E. Cheese’s Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience” will be in Dallas, but will be added to 15 more locations in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, six in Orlando, Florida, and eight in San Diego, California later this month.

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