We can all agree Chuck E. Cheese is a great place to get shoddy pizza and various diseases. But! Are you willing to risk contracting the flu or meningitis to try the Oculus Rift? The children’s play place is rolling out the Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience at 29 locations including Dallas, San Diego, and Orlando over the next six weeks.
In the game, players will step into an enclosed booth, don an Oculus Rift VR headset and attempt to snag virtual Chuck E. Cheese tickets simulated to be blown around the booth as if there was a fan. You know, like those money/ticket machines found at roller rinks and bowling alleys.
“Kids today have unprecedented access to game consoles and tablets,” said Roger Cardinale, president of Chuck E. Cheese’s owner CEC Entertainment. “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.”
Oculus has yet to ship a production headset yet. It’s unclear at this point what version Chuck E. Cheese is going to utilize but it really doesn’t matter. Even early models demonstrated virtual reality better than anything previously on the market. And soon average Americans will be able to experience the wonder that is Oculus Rift for just a couple of tokens.