Welcome again to your weekend round-up of everything relating to virtual reality (VR) and also augmented reality (AR) in any and all fields relating to sport. This last week of course saw a number of sports related games released as part of the PlayStation VR launch line-up, the best of which you can discover in our feature series we’ve been publishing for the last fortnight. There’s even a piece entirely dedicated to sport games.
NextVR To Provide VR Highlights of University of Notre Dame vs Stanford University
NextVR has previously broadcast American Football games and will do so again with tonight’s game between Standford and Notre Dame. As with previous outings NextVR will use multiple cameras located around the field providing viewers with different angles and vantage points to watch the proceedings. As reported on Friday, NextVR will release several 360-degree highlight packages throughout the game, concluding each quarter with audio commentary from University of Notre Dame alumnus, Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Tim Brown and NBC announcers.
“We are pleased to be working with NextVR, in conjunction with our long time media partner NBC Sports, to pilot new fan experiences that bring them closer to the action,” said Dan Skendzel, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Media and Branding.
NextVR will also be offering exclusive content from Brown. Available on-demand in mid-November fans will be able to access behind-the-scenes game day experiences including tailgating, the Notre Dame player walk to Notre Dame Stadium and other pre-game festivities. The NextVR app is available through the Samsung Gear VR platform.
Sanzaru Games Release New Screenshots For VR Sports Challenge
Sticking with American Football, Sanzaru Games have released new screenshots for their title VR Sports Challenge. At the beginning of the week we showcased some of the newer American Football screens that showed off the Oculus title in action. However we did not show you the other set of screenshots relating to basketball. You can see these below.
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