China’s first virtual reality (VR) theme park which combines 5G and extended reality (XR) technologies opened on January 1 in the city of Liuzhou in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The park was established by VR entertainment company Sky Limit Entertainment and offers a range of games and rides using advanced technologies. Experiences, such as virtual parachute journeys and ski simulators, offer visitors a new state-of-the-art way to see Liuzhou’s culture and scenery.
“When you wear the AR glasses, you will see Liuzhou’s culture come alive. We need advanced technologies like 5G and XR to introduce Chinese culture to the world.”Qi Xiao, CEO of Sky Limit Entertainment
The Chinese government has invested a lot in the VR/AR industry and VR features in the Central Government’s Five Year Plan. There have been many government initiatives at a central and local level to support the industry and a number of conferences related to VR/AR have been held across China.
The average annual growth rate of China’s AR/VR industry is expected to reach 47.1% between 2020 and 2024 and grow to 54.45 billion RMB by the end of 2021, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
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