Resorts World Genting (RWG) has a new attraction on its grounds – Sky VR! This virtual reality experience is a substantial one, filled with multiple games that cater to a wide variety of VR wants and tastes.
“We want to be the destination for virtual reality experience in Malaysia and in Asia. Sky VR is the latest edition following the introduction of the VOID not too long ago, said Dato’ Edward Holloway, Executive Vice President of Leisure and Hospitality for Resorts World Genting. “What we offer at Sky VR is the latest ground breaking VR experiences in Asia. It is a must-try attraction for everyone who is visiting the Resort.”
There are five different types of games available at this new RWG offering, namely VirtuGlobe, XD Theater, Vortex, RoboCoaster and SkyGlider VR. With adventures in space to fun explorations, Sky VR is sure to entertain those who strap themselves in for the ride.
“With Sky VR, we are dramatically expanding our VR offerings – and the amazing possibilities contained in these worlds – to allow our guests to see, venture and explore into a journey that is completely beyond imagination. At Sky VR, every ride is a journey, and every journey here is amazing.”
Sky VR can be found at Level 2 of Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, where it is open from 10am to 10pm every day. The individual VR experiences are on a pay-per-ride basis, but guests can also opt for Super Saver Combo A, which is a combination of full day pass for Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park and Tap & Play credits for Sky VR. See below for more information on the individual experiences.
WHERE Level 2 of Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, Resorts World Genting, Pahang
ADMISSION Ride dependent
TEL 03 2718 1118
The XD Theater is a multi-sensory media-based simulator ride for the family. It can sit up to 32 guests together to experience this interactive attraction, which transports them into fascinating new worlds – a pirate world brimming with aggressive monsters, for example – where everyone must work together to fend off attacks and beat bad guys. Guests must be at least 90cm in height for XD Theater, which was developed by TrioTech in Canada and largest attraction of its kind in Malaysia.
In VirtuGlobe, developed by VirtuGlobe Inc, guests are able to step into a free-moving VR environment. Individuals has the liberty to make the experience as intense or as immersive as they want. Created by Ray Latypov in the USA, VirtuGlobe – originally named Virtusphere – has been used by military agencies worldwide to train their personnel to operate in any possible environment.
Vortex centres on a state-of-the-art motion platform, where guests are strapped into a central console with VR laser guns in their hands. Developed by Brogent in Taiwan, Vortex takes up to 12 guests on a rambunctious roller coaster ride, fending off an invading gauntlet with ultra-realistic graphics as the platform vibrates and shudders to the on-screen action. The first-of-its-kind in Asia, Vortex is open to guests between 100cm to 195 cm in height.
RoboCoaster, created by Sangwha in South Korea, eschews guns for glorious discoveries. Up to 4 guests can experience a VR roller coaster ride into an undiscovered robotic realm, filled with amazing structures and curious creatures that can be viewed in full 360 degrees. Guests must be between 130-190cm to experience RoboCoaster, while for VirtuGlobe, a height restriction of 130cm to 200cm and a weight restriction of 35kg to 130kg apply.
If all guests want to do is soar through the sky like a majestic eagle, then SkyGlider provides that very experience. Using a chair strap, feel the amazing sensation of gliding on a paraglider while seeing the world from a different perspective as wind machines simulate the feeling of rushing through the air several hundred metres above the ground. Three levels of skill are available – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced – with so much to see you can be assured that no two VR glides experience will be the same. The first of its kind in Malaysia, SkyGlider was developed by FrontGrid; guests must be between 110cm to 190cm and be under 150kg in weight for SkyGlider VR.