D-BOX, Ubisoft collaborate on Rabbids virtual reality centre

Companies combine motion systems with adventure scenario technology.

September 1, 2016   by PLANT STAFF

Rabbids world at the Mega Centre des Sources in Pointe-Claire, Que. Photo: D-BOX

Rabbids world at the Mega Centre des Sources in Pointe-Claire, Que.
Photo: D-BOX

MONTRÉAL — D-BOX Technologies and interactive entertainment provider Ubisoft have combined their technologies to create a virtual reality centre in Pointe-Claire, Que.

The Rabbids Amusement Center (located at the Mega Centre des Sources), based on the popular gaming franchise, combines technology, creativity and physical activity.

The collaboration between D-BOX Technologies, a manufacturer of motion systems for the entertainment, simulation and training markets based in Longueuil, Que., and Ubisoft offers a realistic world inhabited by Raving Rabbids. Users wear a virtual reality helmet while sitting in a high-fidelity chair that moves with the action.

The scenario involves Rabbids repairing an old submarine to get to the North Pole so they can be closer to the moon. To their surprise, the submarine starts to fly, and when they let go of the controls and started playing tag with each other, it crashed in Montreal.
Top researchers began observing these rabbits and concluded that only children could understand their language and behaviour.

The experience includes two virtual reality chairs; a submarine that includes three levels, with obstacles and slides; a water treatment plant with two ball pools, ball cannons and a climbing wall; a laboratory with a Pixel Art wall and giant-size building blocks; a farm for toddlers; themed rooms for birthday parties ; a dining area; and a souvenir shop.

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