So you want to start an Arcade VR…
So you want to start an Arcade VR…
And you have many unanswered questions about where to put it, how to put your VR center and many enigmas to solve on which hardware is best for your VR equipment, the most profitable and the most functional.
We will try to answer and solve the most important issues when it comes to creating your virtual reality Center.
Where or where is the best place to locate my VR Arcade center?
There is no magic formula, every city, every area or country has its intringulis that you should keep in mind when it comes to putting your virtual reality center or Arcade VR.
The most important and common thing they have is that you have:
- Public transport nearby (Metro or bus)
- Relatively medium-high pass area (although not essential, if recommended)
- Zone of high influence close to the city center (in Google Maps you can see it by orange area-beige)
It is not important that they are next to colleges or universities. From our own experience we put ourselves next to a school with more than 3,000 students and it has not been at all important in the location of our Virtual reality store.
What licenses and requirements should the Virtual reality store have?
Well, every country or city is a world on this subject. You should especially ask specialists in the area so that you do not rent a local and then have disadvantages of licenses.
But the basic thing is that you must have:
- Disabled toilet
- Access Handicapped Ramps
- Showcase (as wide as possible)
- Minimum width of 4m2
What decoration or image should I put in my Arcade VR?
This is very personal. If it is true that you should take into account a number of important considerations that you must implement in your virtual reality business.
- That is a clean image, without wires through
- It is easy to access your VR equipment for you but not for customers to touch.
- You have LED lights. The lighting of the ceiling does not have to be high, but if you must take care to give it image “futuristic” and color.
- That is flexible and modular and you can go changing seats and zones according to public convenience type.
What virtual reality (VR) teams should I have in my virtual reality room?
It consists of two parts.
1.-The virtual reality computer on the one hand must have a specific power and requirements. Do not put PC VReady the cheapest, nor the most expensive, but if you have to have one that will serve the settings for today and tomorrow. Each time they are making VR games more powerful with more specific needs and you need to look for a balance.
2.-Virtual reality glasses have to be commercially licensed. We have encountered many VR centers that do not use this type of RV goggles. You may have legal problems about it and you should take care of this. The VR goggles that are most used in the VR Arcade centers are those of HTC Vive Business Edition (the first ones that came out with commercial license VR) and the HTC Live Pro currently. They are the most expensive virtual glasses but the best quality. It is also used the virtual reality lenses Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR but in a percentage less than 10%.
What Virtual reality accessories should I have in my VR Arcade?
Without a doubt the essential are the protectors for the controllers for HTC lives. The controllers are the ones that suffer the most the use and enjoyment of your clients. And they are the ones that most blows and falls will take. (We broke two controls until we bought protector and since then are like new!)
Also the silicone covers for the controls are ideal to avoid the sweat to embed in your controls, and avoid scratches.
The magnetic charge base for the VR controls will leave you phenomenal. Your comfort is tremendous and saves you time. Long time. It also makes the micro USB connector of your controller last much longer.
And of course, another essential, hygienic disposable face covers. The care and health and hygiene in an arcade VR center is essential.
Did you know that 90% of virtual reality centers do not use any kind of hygiene? Don’t do it yourself.
Stand out of your competition. These details the customer notices and knows and appreciates them enormously.
Should I have VR simulators in my Virtual reality center?
It is a difficult question to answer because there are several aspects to consider. The profitability you get and the cost of these simulators VR depending on your budget and where you locate your Virtual reality Arcade.
A virtual reality simulator can cost you between €7,000 and 20,000 as average (there are more expensive of course). If you put this RV simulator in a mall or a high-pass site, the answer is yes, it’s very profitable to ride your virtual reality business RV simulators. In a store or local neighborhood the answer is depends. It depends on the space, the budget you have.
What profile should people who work in my Virtual reality Arcade?
There is no specific profile to work in virtual reality.
If it is true that if you have knowledge of technology, or that you passionate the virtual world, will adapt to the job faster.
But as in all business, the person who wants to work in a virtual reality company facing the public must have commercial skills. Sympathy, kindness, know-how and know-how, is based on the time to mount your business Arcade VR.
How profitable will the VR Arcade to mount?
Here also the answer is depends.
Of course the investment you make and the implication that you put.
We have encountered entrepreneurs who believe that setting up a virtual reality business is to open it and that’s it. And then they’ve failed. They take it as an office job that I do my schedule and I “lining up.”
The average of the VR Arcade centers (from 4 to 8 VR teams) that are well managed, have an investment return of around 6 months.
What WEB communication or social networks should I work in my Virtual reality business?
It is impresindible that you have visibility online and for this you must create a website with an online booking center. This is for the virtual reality experiences that your customer can buy online. And of course a blog with virtual reality news.
And the essential social networks are Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in that order.
It’s also interesting to have Youtube, but not essential.
Of course you must manage your social networks in a constant way by posting interesting content.
Not only do you have to publish your customers by playing virtual reality. Also other things of interest to your followers. This way it is not monotonous and goes out of the typical that makes your competition in VR centers.
And that’s it.
I hope this article on how to mount an arcade VR has helped you in some way to have a global view of your VR arcade.
Besides your virtual reality gaming library, the hardware of your VReady PC and VR goggles are extremely important for you to do well.
Make sure you choose a VR headset that is durable, easy to use and has an excellent warranty!
Don’t get cheap RV earphones!
They are the engine and heart that keeps running the VR arcade.
If you have any questions or would like to talk more about VR arcades, you can contact us through the contact page or by email to Hola @ EspacioRealidadVirtual.com
And of course, you can get a VR course, where we explain all the technical aspects and ways to open your VR Arcade. In an easy, simple and expert hand in this sector opening VR parks and Virtual reality centers for more than 2 years.