On the IAAPA show floor right now is CJ 4DPLEX’s new 4DX VR Disk platform (its first public viewing), along with a collection of adventure VR content from the South Korean company — its 4DX VR Ride, 4DX VR Sway and Twist, and an upgraded version of its 4DX VR Racing unit.
The company says the 4DX VR Diskallows people to explore 360 degrees of virtual reality without having to place their feet on the floor. (The Disk rotates horizontally and gives the feeling of actually being in a particular environment and able to move around freely.) The 4DX VR Disk also “gives users the feeling of acceleration and deceleration and can be used with any VR head-mounted device, as well as in coordination with any VR content including gaming and short films.”
Additionally, CJ 4DPLEX’s 4DX VR Ride is returning after its successful launch at the Asian Amusement Expo this June. The firm claims it’s a favorite with FEC owners and distributors and is a four- or eight-seat, all-in-one virtual ready 4D-ride package. “The 4DX VR Ride’s perfectly synchronized motion effects along with the action and movements from VR content create a crowd-pleasing immersive experience amplified by being inside the physical vehicle,” the company asserts.
4DX VR Racing is also returning to IAAPA, but with a revamped design. This interactive racing product allows up to four players to race against the clock and head-to-head against each other in real time. The company says its multiplayer racing simulator “delivers an accurate simulation for an incredibly realistic full motion VR experience.” With its footprint coming in at under 1.8 square meters, FECs and other venues can generate high returns in a small space, they add. Players are able to sit side-by-side and experience a VR racing attraction like never before. VR Racing is optimized for dynamic VR games, such as driving, extreme sports, and riding.
Another product returning to IAAPA is the company’s 4DX VR Sway and Twist motion seats for theaters and other venues. For small- or large-scale locations of 500 seats or more, these custom-configured seats provide an immersive experience through its many directions of movement. The company says “the dynamic performance is equalized by the precise motion and spectacular efficiency.”
“Our company has been committed to taking our 4DX VR lineup to the next level in order to be an impactful game-changer in the virtual reality entertainment industry,” said Byung-Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “We are excited for the opportunity to showcase our state-of-the-art VR products to many clients and partners, both old and new, at the expo in Orlando.”
There’s much more going on with CJ 4DPLEX, including a recent announcement that they’ve partnered with VR Global Inc. to provide products for that company’s new Hero Central Park virtual reality theme park, expected to open by the end of 2018.