Think of it as something that would make any Call Of Duty devotee drool! Entertainment hub Xstrike is a live-action combat simulation concept set to open its door for action to the public on December 13. Always loved the adrenaline kick of playing video shooter games? Multiply that feeling by ten, and switch the laptop screen out with a real-life scenario!
Successfully bridging the gap between traditional paintball and laser-tag, Xstrike utilizes weapons systems and software from iCombat, a US based industry leader in live-action combat simulation experiences. Customers can use the “Combat Simulation” line of equipment which replicates the form and fit of the most well-known assault rifles in the world such as the M16 and M4, featuring live noise and recoil to give players a truly authentic experience. While the main attraction is aimed at combat simulation enthusiasts (aged 10 and above) and individuals looking for a more true to life experience, Xstrike also offers a more conventional experience – the “Tactical Laser Tag” line of equipment; the Invictus and Hero Blast games, that cater to all ages.
Located in Al Quoz, the Xstrike facility logs in at a massive 31,000 square feet, with two playing fields that closely mimic Hollywood style movie sets. As players search high and low for the ideal shooting angle, there are endless areas to explore as fields include an authentic military-themed Base Camp, a mystical “Post-Apocalyptic City” and an “Abandoned Subway”, all based on an interwoven narrative with life-like stories.
The immersive experience welcomes participants, which can range from 2 to 40 players divided into 20 man teams and sent on several missions where intense special effects and props create the feel of a live-action battle. Each mission is uniquely created with their own objectives and rewards where players can increase their ranking. Each player and teams’ performance throughout the game and after, can easily be tracked and showcased on a leaderboard screen with a detailed set of statistics using cloud-based server ‘Barracks’. Plus, players can also access statistics against fellow comrades worldwide, which contains more than 500,000 users across more than 65 countries.
Prices start from AED 89, and the facility will open to the public from December 13th. https://xstrike.com/