This Week In VR Sports: Football, Football And More Football

Become a goalkeeper in VR, bring newspapers to life with AR and learn the future of sports broadcasting technology

Ever week VRFocus brings you a number of sports and eSports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories as part of This Week In VR Sport. This week, Broadcast TECH and BT Sport team up to host the Sports Tech Innovation Forum, VDimension release their VR soccer title Goalkeeper Legend and newspaper readers in Germany can now enjoy AR coverage of soccer matches directly from the pages.

BT Sport Studio
Image Credit: broadcastnow

Broadcast TECH And BT Sport Team Up For Sports Tech Innovation Forum Event

Broadcast TECH have revealed they are partnering with BT Sport on a forthcoming free-to-attend Sports Tech Innovation Forum, which is being held on November 22nd, 2018.

As reported by broadcastnow, the event is planned to be hosted at the studios in at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, which features the latest cutting-edge production technology. The studio which is home to many of BT Sport’s flagship productions is able to comfortable seat 140 attendees and makes it an ideal location for such an event.

Featuring a number of different keynotes and speeches, the Sports Tech Innovation Forum will celebrate the ever-expanding technology that players a key part in all aspects of sports production including, VR and AR, the growth of live streaming, the rise of eSports, and plenty of other exciting topics.

VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on the Sports Tech Innovation Forum in the future, so stay tuned for more.

Goalkeeper Legend

Become A Legendary Goalkeeper In New VR Videogame

If you have ever wanted be the goalkeeper in an intense football tournament then this new VR title from developer VDimension will be for you. Released recently, Goalkeeper Legend allows players to immerse themselves within a soccer simulator that puts their ball catching skills to the test.

Offering a number of different tournaments such as the FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League and of course, the World Cup, players will be put through their paces. Start off easy and home your skills to become the best goalkeeper there is. As your catching skills and reflexes improve, players will be able to move up through the ranks to take on harder challenges and achieve the title of legendary goalkeeper.

Goalkeeper Legend is available now on Steam for £2.89 (GBP) with support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality.

German Soccer
Image Credit: myAJC

German Newspaper Readers Can Now Enjoy AR Coverage Of Soccer Matches

German soccer fans can now catch up on all the latest match news by enjoying AR content within Europe’s biggest-selling daily newspaper, Bild. The content that is embedded turns the pages of the newspaper into 30-second clips which readers can enjoy with their smartphone, including highlights from the Bundesliga season, that started this weekend.

As reported by myAJC, the new AR experiences offer readers direct and immersive access to highly attractive video content all by purchasing a newspaper. This not only makes the newspapers more interesting to readers but it further enhances stories and coverage thanks to these 30-second clips that are found within a single image. Being able to enjoy both the long form written coverage along with a shorter, more motion driven coverage will ensure that all reader can enjoy the content however they wish.

Matthias Bruegelmann, who heads the Bild’s sports coverage, said to myAJC in a statement: “We’re making the printed newspaper more attractive and are showing the potential of the newspaper of the future.”

That is all for This Week In VR Sport. For more on immersive sport news keep reading VRFocus and remember to check back next week for another This Week In VR Sport.
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