40 Vicon Vantage V5 Cameras and a Portable VR System Transport Players into a Virtual World Recreating SQUARE ENIX’s Best-Selling DRAGON QUEST Series
For game developers, creating an immersive environment that allows players to feel like they’ve been transported into the game is vital. “DRAGON QUEST VR,” a new collaboration between SQUARE ENIX, BANDAI NAMCO Amusement and VICON takes that concept to an entirely new level.
“DRAGON QUEST VR” opened to the public on Thursday April 27 at the VR ZONE, located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward. Players can take on the role of a warrior, priest or mage, with each class of character capable of attacks using handheld controllers. Wearing a customized HTC Vive VR headset connected to a backpack that grants them wireless mobility, teams of up to four can step into an empty 240-square-meter room where 40 Vicon V5 motion tracking cameras record their movements using location based VR. Players can then physically interact with the environment as they explore the monster-filled world of DRAGON QUEST.