Virtual reality location planned for Baymeadows | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record


Zero Latency, a virtual reality venue with 57 locations in 26 countries, is being considered to open at Baymeadows Junction in Jacksonville.

The free-roaming virtual reality experience allows participants “the freedom to explore” by moving around a room up to the size of a tennis court without cables or wires. Up to eight people can play together.

The website is zerolatencyvr.com.

Stephanie Colon, the operator of the Jacksonville site, said her goal was to open in August.

“We chose Jacksonville because it was in the top 15 largest cities in the United States, ranked by population,” she said May 20 via email.

Sol Raiders Double is a game played at Zero Latency.

She said that Zero Latency is an eight-player free-roaming virtual reality game arena.

“It’s unique in that it’s completely wireless.”

The Jacksonville venue will have a 1,680 square foot arena.

The family property includes siblings Stephanie and Alexander Colon and their parents, Hope and Alberto Colon.

Alberto Colon is a 22-year U.S. Army veteran and Hope Colon served four years.

Zero Latency is based in Melbourne, Australia.

In the United States, the website says it has 12 locations in 10 states: Arizona, California, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin.

The free-roaming virtual reality experience allows participants “the freedom to explore”,

For example, the Scottsdale, Arizona site offers gaming packages at $45 per player for a 45-minute session.

Undead Arena Double, Outbreak Origins, Singularity, Sol Raiders Double, Zombie Survival Double and Far Cry Dive Into Sanity are the featured games.

The website says the virtual space feels bigger than the physical game space due to “some nifty tricks we’ve developed.”

In a June 2021 press release, Zero Latency VR said each location “strives to provide the best possible environment for staff and customers based on local guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.”

The company said it opened the world’s first free-roaming VR entertainment venue in 2015 and has become the largest free-roaming virtual reality entertainment network.

The city is reviewing a tenant building permit application for Zero Latency in a 5,030 square foot space at 8206 Philips Highway, #27.

Skyline Construction is the contractor. Thomas Duke Architect is the architect.

Plans show an estimated $175,850 construction for a games lounge, conference room and other uses on the site.

Baymeadows Junction is a 150,665 square foot shopping center southeast of Philips Highway and Baymeadows Road. It is owned by Ash Properties.


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