Virtuix partners with billion-dollar game developer to bring VR eSports and VR Cafes to china.
Virtuix are forming a joint venture with Hero Entertainment, a billion-dollar, publicly listed Chinese game publisher and developer of Crisis Action, the most popular mobile first-person shooter game in China with more than 400 million players. Hero is partnering with Virtuix to convert Crisis Action to VR gameplay with the Omni, and to create other VR content and product bundles for both the U.S. and China markets.
Hero also owns the Hero Pro League, the largest eSports league in China, to which they will add a VR eSports competition featuring the Omni. In addition, Hero is investing a large sum in the Virtuix Series A round.
In addition UNIS, one of China’s largest suppliers of amusement machines, intends to purchase 5,000 to 10,000 Omni units this year for sale to VR cafes and entertainment centers. China has some 140,000 internet cafes, many of which will be retrofitted as VR cafes.