May 20, 1999
San Antonio, TX-- Ferris Productions, Inc., a leading developer of high-tech products and systems for the out-of-home entertainment industry, announced today that it has installed multiple virtual reality and PC arcade systems at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. The systems, including units from Ferris and Holoplex, are part of a joint venture by Ferris and Six Flags Fiesta Texas to offer one of the world's largest and most diverse virtual reality entertainment centers.
Included in the center are Ferris' Universe(TM) VR Systems and the companies new Universe(TM) Arcade Systems. The Universe VR Systems offers converted PC games as a stand-up, interactive and immersive virtual reality experience. The Universe Arcade System allows players to experience exciting PC game software in a coin-operated arcade setting. The Universe VR Systems will be networked to the Universe Arcade System to allow players to complete against each other.
Ferris also placed its Experience System and VR Sensory Theater, the company's two virtual reality ride systems, in the park. Both systems immerse riders in a virtual reality environment that includes the smell of various aromas. The Experience System provides a zero gravity recliner while the VR Sensory Theater includes group-seating capabilities for high throughput.
In addition, the company installed the hand-to-hand combat game Combatica produced by Holoplex, Inc. Combatica allows players to interact without the use of a joystick or any attachments by turning a player's physical moves into dynamic action on a video screen.
"By installing our systems at a major theme park, Ferris continues to solidify its standing as a leading provider of out-of-home high tech entertainment," said Bob Ferris, CEO of Ferris. "In addition to our well-recognized virtual reality experiences, park guests will also enjoy Ferris' newest offering that allows them to encounter popular PC games in a virtual reality environment."
Founded in 1993, Ferris Productions, Inc., designs, manufactures, distributes and supports high-tech products and systems for the out-of-home entertainment industry. Ferris is a member of Intel's Open Arcade Architecture Forum (OAAF). With customers in the U.S. and eight countries worldwide, the company is recognized as the current forerunner in the virtual reality market and provides a full range of technically advanced entertainment options. Ferris develops game-based and ride-based systems for use in a wide array of venues.