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World's first VR gaming town starts construction in Wuxi

Updated : 2017-05-09
(chinadaily.com.cn)

Fans of American science fiction thriller television series Westworld will get the chance to experience as close as modern technology can get to creating a complete virtual and immersive world – albeit a whole lot safer one.

In just four years, Wuxi will be home to the world's first virtual reality (VR) interactive gaming town, Check out the trailer below.

The city of Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu province held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 3 to start the construction of a cutting-edge VR experience town costing 20 billion yuan ($3 billion).

World's first VR gaming town starts construction in Wuxi

The VR town looks like a merman from above. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Covering a planning area of about 1.6 million sq m, the town named Merman will be located at the Taihu National Tourist Resort of Mashan, and made up of five live-action zones, a comprehensive commercial culture area and a digital entertainment technology industry park.

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