Derren Brown And the HTC Vive are Behind Thorpe Park's Mysterious VR Rollercoaster

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Thorpe Park has announced that it will go head-to-head with Alton Towers on the virtual reality front. The theme park this morning revealed that it will open a mysterious new VR ghost train in spring, with each ride set to last a whopping 13 minutes. Some would argue that's frightening enough.

The HTC Vive will be central to the attraction, though it’s not yet clear what exactly is on the cards. Everything will take place in a Victorian train carriage, suspended in mid-air in the middle of an old warehouse. Thorpe Park is banking on variety being a big draw, with 12 possible 'journeys' and two separate endings planned.

The man behind the attraction, professional mind-fucker Derren Brown, reckons he’s successfully reinvented the concept of the ghost train. As long as it is actually scary, there'll be no complaints from us, though hopefully nobody will be persuaded to push anyone else off the carriage. [Engadget]

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