Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade set to open first location in Plano

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

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

Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade received permission last week to open its first location in Plano.

City Council approved a permit at its April 11 meeting that will allow the company to open a location at 3000 Custer Road, Ste. 250, in the Parkwood Square shopping center. Husband-and-wife owners Beth and Shawn Reynolds said they hope to open the new Plano arcade this summer.

The couple explained at the meeting that the location will allow customers to rent out equipment and a space to use the virtual reality gaming technology and have full access to various game types at the business. 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, according to the company presentation.

During a March 21 Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, the couple said 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.

More information 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.