YDreams Global Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSXV:YD) (OTC: YDRMF) (Frankfurt: A2AP0L) (“YDreams” or the “Company”) a leading designer and developer of augmented and virtual reality experiences, today announced that it has integrated HTC’s VIVE Pro, the industry’s premium virtual reality (VR) headset and the VIVE Wireless Adaptor, into its Arkave VR platform at the Pointe Orlando Mall in Orlando, Florida during the IAAPA Convention.
YDreams Global Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSXV:YD) (OTC: YDRMF) (Frankfurt: A2AP0L) (“YDreams” or the “Company”) a leading designer and developer of augmented and virtual reality experiences, today announced that it has integrated HTC’s VIVE Pro, the industry’s premium virtual reality (VR) headset and the VIVE Wireless Adaptor, into its Arkave VR platform at the Pointe Orlando Mall in Orlando, Florida during the IAAPA Convention. The integration of VIVE’s Wireless Adaptor enables users of the Arkave VR platform to move around a 4 X 7 metre entertainment “arena” without being tethered to a PC or VR backpack. This marks the first ever free-roam with full body tracking experience without the use of VR backpacks. This represents a significant competitive advantage for the Company and was only possible due to the support from HTC VIVE and Intel.
“The entertainment value for VR users is significantly increased when they have greater range of motion, and are not tethered to a PC, and Arkave VR has conducted several successful pilots of in the past few months, and we are now ready for a nationwide US roll-out of what we see as the most entertaining VR experience for multiple users,” said Daniel Japiassu, CEO of YDreams Global. “With HTC VIVE Pro, we can deliver a much more entertaining experience for VR consumers and bring the full promise of immersive entertainment.”
The Arkave VR platform includes a modular set-up of HTC’s VIVE Pro headsets, an Intel-based arena server, and Lighthouse sensors and on-site support for a variety of 3-person experiences.
“The VR market is expanding the range of experiences that deliver on more natural physical free-roam environments, and we developed the VIVE Wireless Adaptor for the kind of platform that Arkave VR embodies,” said Vinay Narayan, VP of Product and Operation, HTC VIVE. “As we untether the VR headset, we help unleash greater levels of imagination for the VR consumer.”
The YDreams Global game ‘The Last Squad,’ a wave-based alien shooter, will be experienced using the Arkave VR platform. YDreams will also demonstrate Arkave VR at the Studio 41 Booth #4452 at the IAAPA Convention, from November 13-16 and will set up special appointments at Pointe Orlando Mall for industry professionals.
“Arkave VR is one of the most compelling and exciting team multiplayer experiences in VR. YDreams and the team behind Arkave have created an innovative approach to location-based VR and is just a ton of fun to challenge with your friends,” said Raj Puran, director of client VR business development and strategic partnerships, Intel. “We are excited to see this market grow and are proud to support a partner like YDreams with our technology roadmap. Their platform is incredible and offers a real turnkey solution to location-based VR entertainment.”
The Pursuit of Brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile experiences for consumers around the world. At HTC, the Pursuit of Brilliance is the impulse to create, to venture into the unknown with an unwavering dedication to bring innovative design to life. It pushes us every day to re-imagine new ways to connect the world, our consumers, and their pursuits in ways never before thought possible.
VIVE Pro delivers immersion unlike any other: true-to-life precise tracking, ultra-vibrant colors and uber-realistic sounds create a world that transports you to any scene in split seconds. With the highest quality display of any VR headset, VIVE Pro gives life to any realities.
About YDreams Global
YDreams Global Interactive Technologies Inc. (www.ydreamsglobal.com) is a technology company with offices in Vancouver, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. that combines Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology, Design and Intelligence to respond to the challenges and demands of today’s users and consumers.
The Company has launched its Arkave VR platform, a gaming arena that brings the most immersive experience of Virtual Reality with a highly scalable business model.
Arkave VR has a flagship store in Brazil and is being expanded to the United States and Canada through a network of distributors that will focus on the thousands of Family Entertainment Centers that exist in North America and are in constant search for innovative attractions.
The YDStudio division works as a partner for companies and brands to reframe their strategy through relevant human-centered ventures that integrates digital experience with physical presence and venues. YDStudio anticipates future challenges and connects them with the needs of the market, building innovative concepts and delivering them with international excellence.
YDreams Global’s Studio have developed over 1,300 projects for clients all over the world, such as Disney, NBA, Adidas, Cisco, Nokia, Nike, Mercedes Benz, Coca-Cola, Santander, AmBev, Qualcomm, Unilever, City of Rio and Fiat.
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