The NFL is offering digital actuality postgame experiences for a second straight season starting this week, and new to this yr is the potential for followers to observe highlights utilizing a Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headset.
The primary VR expertise of the season will seem after NextVR works alongside NFL Movies to place VR cameras on the Minnesota Vikings-Inexperienced Bay Packers recreation Sunday, and it’s obtainable for these utilizing Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream headsets. For the 4 different video games on the schedule for VR later within the season, followers will even have the ability to use Windows Mixed Reality headsets because of the NextVR app that’s coming to Windows Mixed Reality.
Mixed actuality on Windows PCs all begins Oct. 17 with the upcoming launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Replace, and there are partnerships with Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung for the brand new headsets.
“Virtual actuality supplies the NFL with one other platform to additional enrich the sport expertise for our followers,” William Deng, Director, Media Technique and Enterprise Improvement on the NFL, stated in a press release. “We’re excited to associate with NextVR for a second yr to construct on the fan expertise we pioneered final yr.”
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The NFL VR experiences are hosted by former NFL operating again Reggie Bush and sports commentator Elika Sadeghi.
“I actually really feel that VR is the longer term. It’s progressive, and I couldn’t wait to be a part of it,” Bush stated in a press release. “I’m excited for the followers to observe soccer in NextVR as a result of they’re going to get an actual in-recreation expertise of what we undergo as athletes on the sector.”
Added NextVR CEO David Cole in a press release: “NFL followers anticipate the perfect and need to be as near the motion as attainable. At NextVR we proceed to evolve and enhance the fan expertise by way of our know-how in collaboration with NFL Movies to ship a premium digital actuality manufacturing.”