Peter Schnabel has built some of the world’s most famous theme park rides. Chris Robertson has created some of the world’s top-selling video games. Last fall, their worlds collided in an unlikely spot: a café in Victoria.
As soon as they met, the two industry legends – who both live in the mellow B.C. capital – knew what they had to do next: combine forces and upend the theme park business. “I said, ‘Chris, I don’t know anything about virtual reality, but I know it’s coming,’” Mr. Schnabel recalls saying. “‘I don’t want to be a follower. I want to be a leader.’”
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