Next Level VR showcased their storefront to the public for the first time on January 4th. Next Level VR is a virtual reality experience center located at 94 West Main St, Pulaski, VA 24301.
At 10 am, the storefront opened and the headsets were immediately booked. Within one hour, the wait time for headsets was at 2 hours. This wait time remained throughout the day until 8 pm, when the storefront could no longer take reservations without staying open past 10. The gaming lobby remained filled and was used for a Super Smash Bros tournament at 4 pm. Super Smash Bros is a video game where players battle each other with characters from the Mario universe. The tournament, which was expected to have 16 participants, ended up having 22.
The event was an extreme success, despite the fact that local colleges were not in session, resulting in students heading out of the area for the holidays.
Next Level VR will have limited hours beginning on January 18th and the Saturdays that follow. In March, they will host a full opening and hours will expand to cover both weekdays and weekends.