INTRODUCING VR:Viveland, which opens tomorrow in Taipei, is expected to attract about 700 people per weekday and expose more consumers to HTC’s VR devices
Date: Oct 28, 2016
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
HTC Corp (宏達電) and Syntrend Creative Park (三創園區) have jointly invested NT$10
million (US$316,086) in building a virtual reality (VR) arcade in Taipei, that is set to open tomorrow, in an effort to expand HTC’s VR business and attract more consumers to the park.
“Our plan is to establish a new business model and generate NT$2 million in revenue per month at the Viveland in Syntrend,” HTC vice president of virtual reality Raymond Pao (鮑永哲) told a news conference in Taipei.
This is HTC’s first direct investment in a VR theme arcade since the company launched its Vive headsets worldwide in April.
The company invested between NT$4 million and NT$5 million, and Syntrend funded the rest for the project, Pao said. [FULL STORY]