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  • Writer's pictureEugenie Mae

You can now experience Netflix's Squid Game with VR

Netflix collaborates to create a fully immersive Squid Game virtual reality experience.

Launched in September 2021, Squid Game was an instant hit on Netflix as a gritty survival horror series where hundreds of game show contestants had to battle each other in games where the losers die. Millions of Squid Game fans have viewed over 1.65 billion hours of the show, making it Netflix's most-watched show of all time. The Sandbox VR x Squid Game virtual reality experience is set to open late 2023.

"We call ourselves the new movies," said Steve Zhao, CEO of Sandbox VR, says in an interview with GamesBeat. "With systems becoming more powerful, the narrative of games has really evolved."

Now fans will be able to go from watching the show to living it in VR. The motion-tracking technology, which captures the movements of a player's entire body, combines with a high-quality haptic system to provide players with unprecedented realism and complete immersion for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Sandbox VR's platform combines advanced technology with highly-intuitive functionality. Guests' own bodies act as their game controllers; all they have to do is step into the virtual world and participate in the action unfolding all around them.

The game shows teams of up to six friends freely roam and explore virtual worlds together, while relying on each other to succeed.

Throughout the Sandbox VR experience, players are transported to iconic Squid Game locations, where they become constestants in a variety of pulse-pounding challenges inspired by the Netflix series and compete against each other to be last one standing. After each game session, players will receive personalised highlight videos capturing their in-game reactions and recapping how their very own Squid Game story unfolded.

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