Oculus have partnered with NCAA, Turner Sports and CBS Sports for the second year to bring Basketball’s March Madness to virtual reality (VR) users.
Users of Oculus Rift and Gear VR will be able to use the March Madness Live app to get a courtside seat to six live games. There will be two premium ticket options available within the app, silver ticket costing $1.99 (USD) per game and a gold ticket costing $2.99 (USD) per game. The silver ticket will get the purchaser a single-camera courtside view, while gold ticket holders get multiple camera angles, all in VR, alongside dedicated commentary.
In addition, the app presents the user with a virtual ‘locker room’ that users can decorate in the colours of their favourite team as well as use it as a ‘home screen’ for buying tickets, watching replays or checking how a preferred team is doing in the tournament.
The app has integrated Oculus Events, allowing app users to get notifications about when the next game is on.
The full schedule of games coming to the app is as follows:
- March 23—Both Regional Semi-Final Games in San Jose
- March 25—Regional Finals in San Jose
- April 1—Both Final Four Match-Ups in Phoenix
- April 3—Championship Game in Phoenix
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