Samsung and Six Flags has collaborated to create a new Virtual reality ride based on one of their humongous roller coasters located at two theme parks operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.
Called “Galactic Attack”, the ride features Six flag’s trademark over-the-top roller coaster rides plus Samsung’s Gear VR with an unspecified phone attached. Combined, the ride creates an altogether different experience by, in typical VR fashion, placing its users in a totally different place virtually.
This combines with the actual exhilarating, very physical (in a good way!) ride to give the riders, in the words of Brett Petit, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales “the most innovative thrill ride experience in the theme park industry”. “This mixed reality technology is truly groundbreaking and like nothing our guests have ever experienced. Six Flags and Samsung changed the game last year with VR on twelve roller coasters and now we are breaking new ground yet again.”
Samsung showed equal enthusiasm for this venture: “Our strategic partnership with Six Flags enables millions of consumers to experience virtual reality for the first time by bringing Gear VR to real roller coasters at theme parks across the country. We are always aiming to create immersive, never been done before experiences with our Samsung VR ecosystem as the focal point, so these new experiences at Six Flags are completely complementary to that key objective. We are thrilled to continue to work with Six Flags and bring VR to the mainstream,” said Marc Mathieu, Samsung Electronics America’s Chief Marketing Officer.
You can see the somewhat B-movie feeling intro video for the ride here; although it doesn’t reflect the actual quality of the visuals within the virtual background.
Original story credit to roadtovr.com.