by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 11, 2018
(5th from left) Hui Lim, executive director and chief information officer of Genting Malaysia Berhad with the management teams of Genting and The Void at the opening of The Void’s centre at Resorts World Genting.
Imagine fighting wave after wave of Stormtroopers with a blaster rifle, twisting and turning as you dodge laser beams. What used to exist only in our imaginations is now a fully immersive VR simulation, and you don't have to travel to a galaxy far far away to experience it.

The Void, a US-based company specialising in virtual reality (VR) entertainment attractions, officially opened its newest centre at Skytropolis Funland at Resorts World Genting last week. It is the company's first and biggest centre in Asia, and also the largest outside of North America.

Using custom VR technology and proprietary-designed equipment including head-mounted displays, backtop computers and haptic vests that deliver sensory effects to multiple points on players, The Void delivers a completely immersive experience compared to conventional location-based VR attractions. 

The Genting centre will feature two hyper-reality experiences based on iconic movie franchises. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will take guests through a breath-taking journey where they will feel the impact of blaster bolts, smell smoke from the surrounding environment, and interact with their environment to solve puzzles in order to escape their enemies in the virtual world - all this while coordinating with their friends in real time.

Ralph Breaks VR, based on the latest Disney film Ralph Beaks the Internet, will see guests shoot retro alien spaceships, squash pixel bugs, and fend off hordes of bunnies and kittens while teaming up with the movie's protagonists Ralph and Vanellope in the race against time to see who can rack up the highest score.

Dato Edward Holloway, executive vice president of leisure and hospitality at Resorts World Genting, 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 honoured to be The Void's 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 RM10 million 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 Resorts World Genting."