Tips For Starting A VR Arcade

Tips For Starting A VR Arcade

December 25, 2019

ROTU will soon launch in an exciting number of VR arcades! Through the process of building those relationships we’ve had some interesting conversations about considerations when launching a VR arcade, so here are some tips if you’re thinking about undertaking such an endeavor:

The most obvious first consideration is headsets - there are a lot of choices out there, but when it comes to VR arcades 94% of them use the HTC Vive. You have to buy the Enterprise Edition headsets which cost $1,200, but include some important extras. The first is the Deluxe Audio Strap that’s more comfortable and durable. You also get the 16-foot headset cable extension kit. In addition, you receive an exceptional warranty, and access to a service line. Since you’re likely to have a couple out for repair at any given time, have a few extra headsets on hand.

Have the right hardware - An ideal VR computer configuration would include a GTX 1080 TI card paired with an intel 7700K i7 CPU. However, you could get away with using a GTX 1070 and an intel 6700 i7, but probably not less.

Consider getting some accessories - The Vive Wand Charging Dock is highly recommended as you don’t have to manage a bunch of cables, simply dropping them in for charging in-between customers. Invest in some good base station mounts so they’re mounted solidly for optimal tracking. Joystick thumb attachments are a fun popular add-on that transform the thumped into a joystick. Last but not least, get some stickers! There’s no reason you shouldn’t have your name and logo wherever photos might be taken for some free social media advertising.

By the way, please tell your local VR Arcades about ROTU!



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