Thursday 22 August 2019

VR firm to offer Sol Raiders game after successful launch

Zero Latency has proven popular in Dublin. Photo: NICHOLAS YEO/AFP/Getty Images
Zero Latency has proven popular in Dublin. Photo: NICHOLAS YEO/AFP/Getty Images

Michael Cogley

An Irish company that brought virtual reality free-roam game Zero Latency to Dublin is set to launch its second title.

Virtual Reality Gaming (VRG), which received a €1m investment from former Setanta chief executive Michael O'Rourke, launched Zero Latency in Stillorgan, south Dublin, in March. Since then, more than 3,000 people have played the game.

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The company will launch Sol Raiders in August, which will pit players against one another for the first time. Two teams of four will go up against each other across three different maps. Pricing for the game varies depending on the amount of time spent playing. An hour session costs €49 per person.

VRG has secured the franchising rights for the Australia-based game for both Ireland and London, which is primarily targeted as a leisure activity to corporate clients. It is headed up by Ronan Cunningham, who brought foot golf to Ireland back in 2013. Cunningham came up with the idea while on his honeymoon in Tokyo.

O'Rourke's TDL Media is the main investor in the business. VRG has plans to open a further two venues in London, and has also committed to launching a new game every year.

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