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If the swoops and swerves of a regular roller coaster aren’t exhilarating enough for you, Six Flags is giving one of its thrill rides a digital twist, offering theme park visitors a new “mixed-reality” experience.
The amusement park has renewed its partnership with Samsung to launch The New Revolution Galactic Attack, a virtual-reality (VR) roller-coaster experience during which riders don Samsung Gear VR headsets (powered by Locus) for an immersive, “mixed reality” ride.
The VR roller coasters are debuting this month at Six Flags Magic Mountain, near Los Angeles, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, near San Francisco. [Beyond Gaming: 10 Other Fascinating Uses for Virtual-Reality Tech].
While on the propel, users rift an extraterrestrial laggard armed intrusion, and the hardest a bad time combines the physical propel with an interactive virtual world. Users are once scored based on their game-play, through Six Flags.
“As riders cease at fancy speeds, the inter woven hand such is dealt notice changes to an around immersive, virtual reality environment and a soldier spaceship cockpit materializes and envelops the riders facing a hollow out of meet,” Six Flags officials all over town in a statement. “After swinging on tight channels, narrowly dodging drones and artillery burn, riders are brought into one of three drone bays, each of which tackle an around diverse gaming endure and three different endings.”
The Galactic Attack game-play will be experienced via VR headsets on existing coasters at the Six Flags parks — The New Revolution at Magic Mountain and Kong at Discovery Kingdom.
Six Flags and Samsung first joined forces to bring virtual reality to 12 roller coasters in 2016. For these VR-enhanced coasters, riders experienced either a “Superman virtual reality” or a “New Revolution virtual reality.” The new Galactic Attack VR is an evolution of the New Revolution experience first introduced last year, Six Flags officials said.