With 1.65 billion hours viewed, Squid Game is Netflix’s most-watched series. And soon, Squid Game fans will be able to do more than just watch their favorite show. Netflix has announced a partnership with Sandbox VR to create a fully immersive Squid Game VR experience. Thus, everyone will be able to become an actor and experience the action in the show in a premium location-based VR experience.
Squid Game Becomes a Top Location-Based Virtual Reality Experience
Sandbox VR focuses on building location-based immersive experiences using VR technology.
Using patented motion-tracking technology, the company lets players use their own bodies as controllers. This offers the most realistic and immersive experience – free of handheld devices, wires, and other physical limitations.
These are some of the reasons why Netflix chose Sandbox VR to develop the Squid Game VR experience. The players will find themselves in the well-known locations of the show and will engage in competitions with other players.
Become a Star in the Squid Game VR Experience
What is more exciting about this VR experience is the fact that you will leave with more than just memories. Each player will receive a personalized video showing the highlights of their actions in the game and a summary of their Squid Game storyline.
This is the next best thing to actually starring in the show, something that Sandbox VR considers important.
“Our mission is to bring people closer together through world-class immersive experiences. What could be a more perfect fit than Squid Game, the most widely shared and discussed television series of the past years?” said Steve Zhao, founder and CEO of Sandbox VR, in a press release shared with ARPost. “It’s an amazing opportunity to partner with Netflix to provide these fans the chance to transport themselves into the world of the show.”
Sandbox VR – the Right Choice for a Premium VR Experience
The choice made by Netflix for this partnership is fully justified. Sandbox VR is a fast-growing company. They are now operating in over 30 locations across five countries and expanding rapidly.
Sandbox VR currently offers six proprietary experiences: Deadwood Valley, Amber Sky 2088, Curse of Davy Jones, Deadwood Mansion, Star Trek: Discovery, and Unbound Fighting League (UFL). According to the company, “all Sandbox VR experiences are developed by an in-house AAA gaming studio led by game industry veterans and are specifically designed for groups to play as social experiences.”
As Zhao put it, adding Squid Game to their line-up of experiences is “a perfect fit”.
When Will Squid Game VR Experience Be Available and Where?
The Squid Game-based VR experience will open in late 2023. The US fans can enjoy this and other Sandbox VR experiences in more than 20 locations, and more than 15 states, including California, New Jersey, Texas, Minnesota, Nevada, Illinois, and Washington.
More locations are set to open in the near future in Kentucky, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.