Centre VR

FAQ

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What is Virtual Reality?

It’s a technology involving a headset with 3D vision and amazing (positional) sound that allows you to feel like you are somewhere else. We like to describe it as being "in" a game or movie like experience, not just watching it on a screen. You can look around and hear everything around you, just as if you are there. In multiplayer, you may be able to see the others in your party too. You will not be able to see any of the “normal” world, or hear anything from outside. You can walk around, crouch, jump and interact with most elements in the environment by using the controllers in your hands.

 

What type of thing can you do in Virtual Reality and are the experiences and games rated?

Virtual Reality experiences and games can be made from anything that can be filmed or created in a computer, so the possibilities are truly endless. You can be shooting, flying, driving, jumping, floating, fighting, swimming, creating, in fact you can do almost anything! There are gentle experiences and high octane ones. There can be furious action, calm reflection or fun inspirational scenes. You can be scared witless if you wish, with some very scary and frightening experiences. VR can be really scary, trust us, so please take care when choosing you first titles.

Our team can help you you choose the right experiences and we have a ratings system to allow you to see the type of experience each title will provide. Some games are subject to age ratings and restrictions which we are legally required to adhere to, however our system has the facility to show only age appropriate experiences.

You can see the wide selection of games and experiences by clicking here. Age ratings are also listed for each.

 

Is there a waiver to sign?

Yes there is. You can click here to read it before your arrival. You will not be able to participate if you do not sign it. Those guests aged under 18 will require a parent or guardian to sign the waiver on their behalf.

 

Are there any restrictions to prevent me from experiencing VR?

There are no age restrictions for the use of the equipment but the VR headset manufacturers recommend 7 years plus because of a) the physical dimensions of the headsets and b) the fully immersive nature of the experience (which some younger children could find a little overwhelming). There are also some physical and mental conditions which could prevent you from being able to experience VR. (Why 7+? Click here for the answer.)

 

Can I leave my children in your care whilst they play VR?

Unfortunately not. All under 16's must be accompanied by an adult throughout their visit to Centre VR, as our Team Members cannot be responsible for them.

 

Do I have to wear anything special?

Our main attraction Tower Tag has special vests which will add to the experience whilst you are immersed in the virtual world. It wont hurt though, we promise. Of course you need to wear the headsets to see everything in the virtual world. Other than that we just recommend sensible shoes.

 

When should I arrive for my slot?

We need to give you a short introductory briefing to ensure your time in VR is the best it can be and safe too. The slots are not able to be easily moved, so if you miss yours, we cannot guarantee you will get another chance that day. Our locations are situated amongst some of the best shopping and dining venues in Bournemouth though, so we suggest you arrive nice and early to the site. We recommend you check in at least 10 minutes before your booking time to give you plenty of time.

 

Can I have my Child's Party/Company Night Out/Team Building/Birthday Party at Centre VR?

At Centre VR we love parties! All parties! If you want to celebrate it, we want to host it!

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We are taking bookings now for our BH1 Centre!

All party bookings at BH1 include 30 minutes use of our party room, after the VR session.

 

Can I extend my time in VR?

Yes you can, in most instances. We can't bear the thought of you having to stop, just as you get to THAT point!

Please note this option is offered subject to other bookings.

 

How good is the equipment?

We have the absolute best equipment in the VR market (Vive, Vive Pro, Samsung Odyssey, Rift, PSVR) plus all the best peripherals, a knowledgeable and friendly team and a great, big, dedicated space to play in. Oh yes, and we have lots of them so you can play with, or against, your family, friends, or even enemies!

 

Are food and drinks allowed?

We only ask that you don’t eat or drink in the play zones but anywhere else is fine. Our BH1 Centre also incorporates a spacious 'Snack and View' area, perfect for a drink and a chat before or after your session.

 

Can the others in my party watch me experience VR?

 Yes, spectators can watch your progress on any of the screens in our Centre. But really, why wouldn’t they rather be in there with you helping, or fighting you? VR is fantastic fun for the whole family.

 

Do you have lockers?

Yes we do, but only a limited number, so please arrive in good time to secure one for yourself. We cannot be held responsible for your belongings on site.

 

How many of my party can play together in one game?

In our BH2 Centre upto 6 players can compete in a Tower Tag match (3v3). Other multiplayer games are also available, so please check our experiences listing page here.

 

Can I wear glasses in the VR headset?

Many small and normal sized glasses will fit inside the headset, but some larger frames may not fit. If you can wear contact lenses or not wear your glasses, then we would recommend that.

 

Is there a better solution for people who wear glasses?

Yes there is. If you are a frequent player or are thinking of buying a VR headset, you might be interested in this company that can supply special prescription lenses that actually fit inside the VR headset that you specify. You can see their web site here.

 

Can I choose what I will experience before I arrive or see the titles available?

Yes you can. Click on our VR Experiences and games pages and you will see a list of all the titles, with links to descriptions, videos and features, complete with age ratings.

 

What if I have more questions or wish to contact someone from Centre VR?

Please ask our friendly team members on site, email us at support@centrevr.co.uk or call 01202 878300