Virtual-reality park by Zhang Yimou

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SoReal, a start-up co-founded by famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou, is preparing to open this year what it bills to be the world's first virtual- reality park. While the Nanchang theme park has yet to be built, SoReal now operates in a 10,000 sq ft basement of a Beijing mall, where goggle- wearing visitors can shoot space creatures while walking through a barren, foam- padded area or try out other virtual- reality experiences.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2017, with the headline 'Virtual-reality park by Zhang Yimou'. Print Edition | Subscribe