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Katy Perry, Will Smith invest in Hong Kong virtual reality startup

Sandbox's fully immersive experience gains thumbs up from Hollywood A-listers

Sandbox VR gives players an opportunity to immerse themselves in virtual reality escape rooms powered by its full-body motion capture technology. It plans to open more than 16 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.   © Sandbox VR

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- A Hong Kong-headquartered startup that specializes in fully immersive virtual reality -- no clunky controllers, no long cables -- has just added some big Hollywood names to its investor list.

Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Will Smith have invested in Sandbox VR, the Nikkei Asian Review learned on Tuesday.

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