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Virtual reality experience returns to Vancouver's Kingsgate Mall (VIDEO)

Get your game on. 👾

Virtual reality is back in business at Vancouver's Kingsgate Mall.

Zero Latency VR has resumed full capacity operation, following some pandemic-induced restrictions that began in the spring of 2020.

"It's obviously better from a business model point of view and we haven't been making money the past 15 months but I think we're turning a corner," explains the company's Winston Cabell.

Up to eight people are allowed to play at one time. They can battle zombie villains or solve family-friendly puzzles while travelling through various virtual environments.

Billed as Western Canada's largest virtual reality arena, the space spans 1,500 square feet. Participants are untethered to avoid cables or wires and games are equipped with alarms to alert anyone of any approaching obstacles.  

A total session can last up to 45 minutes.

The July 13 relaunch included a premiere of Ubisoft's Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity.

"It's an unbelievable game; it's so much fun. We're super excited to be partnered with Ubisoft on this launch and we can show the city what Far Cry VR is all about," says Cabell.

Zero Latency Vancouver adheres to the province's Step 3 of the BC restart plan. All staff members wear masks unless fully vaccinated and players are encouraged to wear masks in the briefing room.