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This interactive Ghostbusters VR experience sounds incredibly cool

Can’t wait for the new Ghostbusters movie to hit theaters? If you’re in NY you can experience the action for yourself with a special virtual reality experience opening on July 1 ahead of the film.

Ghostbusters: Dimension is a multiplayer experience that lets you step into the shoes of a Ghostbuster and hunt a mysterious paranormal villain hiding in a New York apartment building. It was created by Void, a company from Utah that’s developed impressive VR technology to rival the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The new demo is part of a massive 85,000 square foot installation at Madame Tussauds in Times Square devoted to the Ghostbusters reboot.

“Fans will get to know what it really feels like to be a Ghostbuster,” Void CEO Ken Bretschneider told Rolling Stone, describing the technology as “a combination of a physical set, 5D effects and virtual reality.”

Ghostbusters: Dimension is a 15-minute multiplayer game that unfolds differently each time depending on the decisions you make. To play, you’ll strap on a VR headset, a special vest with haptic feedback, a proton back and a gaming gun that acts as your ghost-busting proton gun. You may even run into a few familiar faces along the way. Void isn’t giving away any details on who you might see, so you’ll have to try it for yourself to find out.

Rolling Stone

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...