After launching the first Vive branded VR café in Shenzhen, China last week, HTC has now unveiled VIVELAND, a VR theme park spanning 3,500 square feet and holding over 20 different VR experiences. HTC will run VIVELAND in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, for the coming months as a test pilot before expanding globally.
The business model is like that of a VR arcade; visitors are charged a time-based fee to experience a range of the most popular Vive VR content as well as four themed zones with games like Project Cars, Front Defense and The Walk VR. VIVELAND also has its own green-screen mixed reality zone where customers can watch other players in their VR experiences and save their own play session video.
Customers can pay NT$400 ($12) for 30-minute sessions in a closed booth, or NT$200 ($6) for 15-minute sessions in an open booth. The themed gaming zones cost between NT$150 ($5) - NT$250 ($8), and finally the green-screen mixed reality zone costs NT$300 ($9.50) per 15-minute session.