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Watch Counter-Strike in AR With gameviewAR

ARCore powered application offers a new way to spectate eSports matches.

Grab Games have revealed gameviewAR, a new augmented reality (AR) spectator application built on Google’s ARCore to let viewers get closer to Counter-Strike then ever before.

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Built using Unreal Engine 4 and Google’s ARCore, gameviewAR opens up a wide range of opportunities for viewers to enjoy their favourite content in a whole new way. Thanks ARCore, more devices and users then ever are now ready to make use of the technology and enjoy AR content right in the palm of their hand. With a focus on eSports, users will for the first time be able to direct the viewpoint themselves as they walk around the play area, watching the action unfold right in front of them.

Currently a preview of gameviewAR is available to download on the Google Play Store right now and comes loaded with a select number of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) ESL matches. Viewers will be able to watch this in AR and have full control over what they want to focus on with complete freedom to zoom, rotate, lea in or even walk around the play field. Complete with video playback controls users will be able to scrub through replays at the tap of the screen letting them watch highlights over and over again. If that does not already sound like enough then why not also record clips directly from gameviewAR and share them out with your friends all without having to leave the action.

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With more videogames planned to be supported in the future, including tournament coverage and more, users who want to experience the heated moments of an eSports match in AR will be able to thanks to gameviewAR.

Elsewhere the developers of gameviewAR, Grab Games, also worked on Knockout League where players entered a boxing ring with an Octopus and the John Wick Chronicles. Both of these VR virtual reality (VR) titles offered different experiences to the players but were generally well put together. Now, with the company wokring on gameviewAR they can take the knowledge learned from their past titles and applied it to what is already shaping up to be an interesting way to enjoy eSports content. You can see a video of gameviewAR below.

VRFocus will be sure to cover all the latest on gameviewAR in the future so be sure to stay tuned for more.

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