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Inside ‘Ghost Train’: a Virtual Reality Horror Ride Unlike Any Other


‘s Nick Summers takes an in-depth look at “Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon,” a revamped horror thrill ride at UK park Thorpe Park that combines VR with theater and traditional ride elements for a unique experience. The ride involves multiple train cars and more than 200 HTC Vives.

We’ve built this complex system which allows us to monitor really carefully what each headset is doing,” explains Simon Reveley, chief executive of creator Figment Productions. “Where it is, where it thinks it is on the train, and the virtual train. And all of those systems…I think most people don’t appreciate the work that goes into delivering that.”

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