Hub Zero Opens In Dubai With Battlefield Sports Laser Tag Equipment
One of Battlefield Sports’ newest customers, Hub Zero an indoor video-game theme park is now open in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This immersive gaming entertainment facility is spread across two levels covering 15,000-square-meters and features 18 thrill rides, attractions and themed zones, as well as a LAN gaming zone, a children's play space, and three events spaces.
Hub Zero's core is gaming, everything from retro Space Invaders to the latest virtual reality (VR), they even have old-school pinball machines.
As quoted in Xpress, Hub Zero general manager Jean-Marc Bled said, “People of all ages can live the games and become totally immersed in a vibrant and dynamic environment.”
The gaming experience at Hub Zero is authentic due to cooperation with the developers of the games right from the earliest planning of Hub Zero’s development. Key brands including Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Capcom, PopCap and others were involved from the early stages to select the most popular games from their arsenal and helped conceptualize and adapt these games into ground-breaking immersive attractions.
Bled has also been quoted, saying “The combination of cutting edge technology and creative video game content at Hub Zero is sure to usher in a wave of gamers and non-gamers alike. As the first destination of its kind in the region, the immersive gaming zone is poised to emerge as a hub for the Middle Eastern gaming community and serve as a must-visit destination for UAE residents and visitors to relive some of their most thrilling fantasies.”
“With its unique attractions, complemented by a calendar of exciting events and tournaments, the immersive gaming hub will challenge visitors’ perceptions and revolutionize how they see and experience video games. The stimulating, engaging journey will compel visitors to come back time after time,” he added.
One of the featured attractions is a laser tag arena themed around Gears of War. The two-story battlefield enables gamers to take part in an exhilarating close-quarters battle. The battle zone is set in an old light mass missile silo hidden deep beneath the surface of the planet Sera. The Hub Zero crew ordered Battlefield Sports' Cobra laser tag gaming guns so their gamers could focus on teamwork.
The Gears of War video game franchise was first released in 2006 for the Xbox 360. The game focuses on the conflict between humanity and mutants. The next installment, Gears of War 4, is due out later this year.
Other attractions at Hub Zero include interactive dark rides, a virtual cave, high-tech driving simulators, a double laser maze, soccer simulator, 3D immersion tunnel, 4D cinema, a thrill robot coaster and high speed rotating ride with zero gravity effect. There’s also a large indoor adventure climbing zone, a LAN gaming area with 70 stations including eight private suites, besides pool/billiard tables, six private karaoke rooms, a retro arcade, and cafes.
This big-budget, multi-attraction, gaming arcade is on-trend. While gaming arcades of old may have a row of Pacmans, today's entertainment facilities successfully combine interactive attractions, like laser tag, with virtual experiences and LAN computer games. The interactive entertainment sector is constantly evolving and Hub Zero is at the forefront of innovation by enabling its patrons to immerse themselves in the word of their favorite gaming franchise and "Live the Game."