Perth Airport will add a virtual reality (VR) gaming center this spring as a part of its plan to expand services offered to travellers. The airport management claims that the addition of ‘Gaming Point’ will add notable diversity to its retail offerings and cater to a large passenger crowd who are gamers.
The gaming facility will be placed strategically in Terminal one, Level one for easier access. It will be available to all passengers regardless of the airline they are flying with, the length of their flight, the prestige of their ticket, or their intended destination. The airport anticipates that the gaming center will be open in May.
Airport executives are excited to add the VR center, Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rebecca Cook said: “We are excited to offer our passengers increased entertainment options and look forward to partnering with Point Group as they deliver this new offer.”
The Gaming Point’s centerpiece will be a VR escape room that can hold up to five players simultaneously. These players will have the option to pick between eight different game modes. Each VR session will last 30–45 minutes. During each session, an employee known as a Game Master will accompany and guide the players to ensure the game is enjoyable and help keep the VR center on schedule.
The Gaming Point will also feature six gaming stations equipped with high-speed internet, allowing gamers to continue playing their favorite video games while traveling. Gaming Point is a part of the larger Point Group. “Point Group is in advanced discussions with many major airports around the globe, to deliver exciting new experiential offers using virtual reality and high-speed gaming facilities at airports and are so pleased to have finalised the agreement with Perth Airport,” confirmed Graeme Stewart, Group’s Director.
If this Gaming Center is successful, Perth Airport will set an example before the world to introduce versatility where passengers can entertain themselves while waiting for their flights. Chances are this might soon be adopted by airports worldwide.