We got to check out Star’s Cyberpunk room and it’s a gamer’s dream
Star's Cyberpunk room will set you back $1,500 per night.
The Star Sydney recently revealed three brand new rooms (Studios at the Star), each with their own primo twist. The new rooms are a 70s Glam Studio, a kinky love den known as Dark Romance and a sci-fi-inspired Cyberpunk room. That last one boasts four Xbox One S consoles, a VR room and a designated tech butler (which is way less exciting than it sounds). Needless to say, it caught our attention.
As you step into the room, you're greeted by four Xbox One S consoles all hooked up to individual 65-inch displays with four corresponding chairs. The Xbox One consoles already have a pretty decent range of games installed, from Overwatch to Doom, with more games promised every month via Xbox Games Pass and Games with Gold. The Star will also take requests if there's a specific game you're looking for. Though the set-up is obviously geared towards multiplayer stoushes, the current line-up pretty much covers all bases.
What's most inviting is the HTC Vive set-up. Behind the Xbox One set-up and opposite the kitchenette, there's an entire space dedicated to HTC Vive's full room VR. An HTC Vive set up is $1,399 alone and unless you frequent Australia's gaming expos, there are not many opportunities to test it out in all its glory. With that said, if you've got $1,500 to blow on a room for a night, $1,399 is probably pocket change.
There are only a few VR titles available, although we did get a chance to play some full-room Job Simulator (which is one of our favourite PSVR games). What else do you need, really?
Even if you're not an experienced gamer, The Star will give you a complimentary two hours of tech butler time. The trained tech wiz will be at your beck and call if you need to know how to hook up the Xbox or boot up the HTC Vive. Switching on said devices is a breeze and all handled through touchscreen panels spread out in convenient locations around the room.
Now, $1,500 definitely sounds like an expensive proposition for one person. However, the purpose of the room is not so much for personal use but rather a space for events or meetups (there's even a catering package available at an extra cost). The problem there lies with who gets to sleep in the sweet circular bed with ceiling mirrors to uh...monitor your sleep posture. It is worth noting The Star will rent out the adjacent rooms for half the price if your party does plan on crashing the night.
You can book a night at the Cyberpunk room via The Star's website.