Malaysians can now immerse themselves in the augmented and virtual reality world at The Rift, the first and largest Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) theme park in Southeast Asia. Located in Mid Valley, the 40,000 square feet adventure park features over a dozen of world-class attractions. The exclusive media preview party was attended by selected media parties, together with The Rift’s Group Executive Chairman & Managing Director, Dato’ Simon Foong.
Dato' Simon Foong explained that the goal of The Rift is to attract people of all walks of life to experience the very best in digital immersion and entertainment at the same time, an excuse to spend quality time with families. “We are sure that The Rift will be able to positively impact the tourism structure here in Malaysia as this is a truly a unique and innovative adventure park,” he added.
One of the top attractions that The Rift offer is Zero Latency, the world’s best free-roaming, fully immersive VR shooter. Players can opt to choose one out of 3 scenarios to be in; survive a zombie apocalypse in Outbreak or Zombie Survival, solve puzzles in Engineerium or plan and execute a rescue mission in Singularity. Visitors can also lose themselves battling each other in a Terminator-themed laser tag game in TerminatorX, or brave through the Minotaur’s maze in VR Adventure.
From left : Daryl Foong, Dato' Simon Foong, Group Executive Chairman & Managing Director, Kenny Yap, Chief Executive Officer, and Dexter Foong
Not for the faint hearted ones, visitors can experience indoor bungee jumping with The Leap, or enjoy a 360 degrees flying journey through a virtual universe like no other with Hurricane VR. Visitors are also able to challenge themselves to beat the clock or against other players in a state-of-art car racing simulator, RaceRoom, complete with ultra-realistic sounds and effects.
The Rift Junior, catering to kids offers various attractions such as Playland and Party Bunker, which provides budding explorers with a safe haven to expand their imagination to their hearts’ content.
The Rift is opened from 10am to 10pm daily with an opening promotional price of RM98 for The Rift package, which includes 10 attractions and Zero Latency. Visitors may also choose The Exit Reality package at RM55, which is inclusive of 10 attractions, while the Zero Latency experience is priced at RM52 as a stand-alone attraction.