GENTING HIGHLANDS: The highly anticipated hyper reality experience that features cutting-edge technology was unveiled at the new fully immersive experience center The Void at indoor theme park Skytropolis Funland, Resorts World Genting.
Spanning approx 650.3 square metres (nearly 7,000 square feet), it is the biggest centre out of North America and the first and biggest in Asia.
Over 200 special guests, including Star Wars fans, gathered for the grand opening where laser palm pads shot up beams of light as a nod to the Star Wars universe.
The event saw the attendance of The Void chairman and chief executive officer Craig Watson, The Void Asia chief executive officer John D. Watkins Jr, and Resorts World Genting Leisure and Hospitality executive vice president Datuk Edward Holloway.
Also there were Executive Director and Chief Information Officer Hui Lim, Head of Strategies and Operations Lee Thiam Kit, and Genting Malaysia Berhad Theme Park Senior Vice President Brian Machamer.
Edward Holloway said; “Genting strives to partner with global leaders in their fields and when it comes to virtual reality, The Void represents the success of technology in extending the frontiers of hyper reality. We are indeed honored to be its first location in their expansion plan in Asia.
“As for Resorts World Genting, this is a great leap forward in entertainment for us and we have invested an initial RM10mil to present this unparalleled level of immersion and interactivity to our visitors in Asia.
Bringing The Void’s experience to our guests and visitors fits perfectly with our mission to offer world-class unforgettable experiences at Resort World Genting.”
Watson said: “We strive to bring The Void’s acclaimed immersive hyper-reality experience to fans around the world.
Opening our very first center in Asia at such an iconic location in Malaysia is a great start to our introduction to the region.”
The Void uses custom VR technology along with physical stages to create immersive experiences that inspire exploration and engagement.
Visitors can enjoy a multi-sensory and fully immersive experience of the award-winning Star Wars TM : Secrets of the Empire and new Ralph Breaks VR productions by ILMxLAB.
Tickets are available for pre-order on www.rwgenting.com.