Founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell, Launches VR Platform For Business – Modal VR™
Modal VR™, an industrial-grade virtual reality immersion platform built for business launched today. Founded by Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, and Jason Crawford, inventor and CEO, Modal VR is poised to significantly impact enterprise adoption of virtual reality by offering a complete end-to-end hardware and software solution based on new immersion technology.
The Modal VR platform combines a radically different hardware system and suite of complimentary software applications to deliver an unprecedented VR ecosystem for enterprise. Modal VR’s portable hardware sets up in minutes and provides a completely wireless VR experience featuring fast and accurate full-body tracking for multiple users at once in small or large areas up to 900,000 square feet. Modal VR system owners can easily download and install Modal VR applications, giving way to unlimited possibilities across a myriad of industries. Examples include:
- Themed Entertainment: Interactive attractions and previsualization tools
- Marketing: Experiential activations and social content creation
- Arcades: Large-scale VR experiences including next-gen laser tag
- Entertainment: eSports leagues and mixed reality content
- Real Estate: Previsualization and sales
- Film & TV: Previsualization of sets, stunts and visual effects
- Law Enforcement: Training
- Emergency Response: Training
- Military & Space: Training and operations design
- Education: Virtual field trips and deep immersion learning
- Sports: Real-time game play simulation and analysis
- Museums: Immersive exhibits and virtual walk-throughs
- Municipalities: Urban planning previsualization
- Travel: Virtual destination sampling
Modal VR was born from an independent software studio, so the founders understand the business challenges of most software developers. As a result, the company plans to place Modal VR Developer Editions directly in the hands of developers, providing the community with countless new opportunities for creating amazing experiences and generating revenue in a new way.
“Our team is looking forward to being an active contributor and collaborator within the VR community. We hope Modal VR will help expand our understanding of what is possible and help push the industry forward in different ways,” said Jason Crawford, inventor and founder of Modal VR.
“Modal VR is helping enterprises solve problems and collaborate differently,” said Nolan Bushnell, co-founder and chairman, Modal VR. “Modal VR’s system and the software that runs on it makes it very different than what’s already on the market today.”
“We have been working to bring ambitious mixed reality content to our fans and Modal VR is well beyond the limitations we thought possible,” said Shaun Novak, senior director of production at Machinima.“The wireless portability, full-body tracking and massive play area really allows for compelling experience in and out of the headset. Modal VR has been a great partner in showing the fun of VR.”
For more information, to sign up for the developer program, or to inquire about business opportunities, please visit www.modalvr.com.
About Modal Systems, Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Modal Systems, Inc. was created by founders Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese, and Etak) and Jason Crawford (founder of Tiny Castle Studios). Modal Systems, Inc. developed Modal VR™, a virtual reality platform built for enterprise, that delivers unprecedented freedom and unlimited possibilities.
“Modal VR,” “Mythic Combat,” and “VR Fabricator” are trademarks of Modal Systems, Inc. “Industrial-grade Immersion” is a service mark of Modal Systems, Inc.