French cinema operator mk2 has opened a 300 square metre VR facility in its Paris multiplex, mk2 Bibliotheque. The opening comes after two years of research and development and an investment of €1.5 million. The facility has 12 ‘VR pods’, featuring a range of games, simulations, documentaries and movies using PS VR, Rift and Vive.
Elisha Karmitz, General Director at mk2, said, “For anyone looking for a new experience, wanting to enjoy VR technologies or just having a drink in a cheerful environment, mk2 VR is poised to be the ‘go to’ place on the forefront of this latest revolution in entertainment.”
We’ve already seen a lot of locational VR in China, but not so much anywhere else; mk2 VR is set to be the largest facility in Europe so far. High-end VR set-ups still require a large financial investment, greatly limiting the amount of users that can experience VR. Facilities like mk2 VR could be a great thing for growing VR globally, allowing more consumers to try it out before they decide to invest in their own hardware.
For those wanting to check it out, the mk2 VR opening hours (CET) are as follows:
• Wednesday - Friday 18:00 to 23:00
• Saturday 14:00 to 23:00
• Sunday 14:00 to 20:00
• 20 minutes = €12
• 40 minutes = €20