Alienware, known for their high-end gaming PCs, has announced the launch of Alienware Live AU in Sydney. Partnered with internet cafe City Hunter, the hardware manufacturer is unveiling a gaming space on August 18. The venue will not only have the usual Alienware PCs, but a dedicated virtual reality space. As an added bonus, the two PCs dedicated to VR will offer both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift for customers to use.
The Alienware Live AU set up will be made of 28 computers, which the company say will be loaded up with ‘the latest games.’ Computers from Alienware’s entire range will be there, including the laptops. However, only two of the PCs will be set up with VR headsets, so crowds will be unavoidable.
This is not the first set up of its kind. In Japan, both Namco Bandai and Sega have opened arcades dedicated towards VR gaming. While the cost of VR headsets remains high, gaming cafes with VR set-ups might prove to be the best option for many consumers.