Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade seeking approval to open first location in Plano

Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade.
Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade has over 15 location across North America, according to the company's website. (Courtesy Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade)

Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade has over 15 location across North America, according to the company's website. (Courtesy Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade)

Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade is one step closer to opening its first location in Plano.

The Plano Planning and Zoning Commission approved a permit at its March 21 meeting that, pending final City Council approval, would allow the company to open a new location at 3000 Custer Road, Ste. 250, in the Parkwood Square shopping center. If approved, husband-and-wife owners Beth and Shawn Reynolds would operate the new Plano arcade.

In a presentation to the commission, the couple explained the location will allow customers to rent out equipment and a space to use the virtual reality gaming technology and have full access to the various game types. The company describes virtual reality as a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment that can be interacted with by using a headset and controller gaming device. All equipment will be provided by Ctrl V, and users will have a designated play area with padded foam walls to create a safe playing space, the company presentation stated.

“I think it's a concept that is very attractive that is certainly on the cutting edge of a lot of things going on,” Commissioner Michael Bronsky said during the meeting. “I think it's going to be a very large positive in this area.”

During the meeting, the couple explained the business would allow players to virtually dissect a frog, travel to the International Space Station to make repairs, roam with dinosaurs, create a solar system with new worlds, dance on a moving platform, paint in three dimensions and more.


If approved, the location would be the first virtual reality arcade located in Plano. An exact opening date has not yet been announced.

More info about Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade can be found on its website.

By Erick Pirayesh
Erick Pirayesh joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado Journalism and Media Studies program. He previously served as editor-in-chief of The Channels student newspaper in Santa Barbara, California.