As new technology has evolved, major league sports has become one of the fastest industries to try new things, and fans have quickly jumped on board. Let’s face it, spending a fortune on a ticket and then spending more on food and drink just to sit in your nosebleed seats and spill beer on you is far from glamorous.
VR presents a unique opportunity to experience a game that has never been seen before, and Major League Baseball has quickly found ways to use it to give fans a new experience. Take a look at all the ways you can «get in the game!»
- At bat
- Samsung VR
- Intel True VR Game of the Week
In Bat VR on Daydream
Bat VR has enough to make any baseball statue fan lose his temper in everything they have access to. Are you the type to watch a baseball game on your TV and keep your device close at hand to keep an eye on boxing stats for any other information? If so, this app is for you. In At Bat VR, the game is in the center of your field of vision, but on the periphery, you have all the information you might want.
Do you want to see a tracker in the strike zone for each field? Just look down and you will find it in 3 dimensions. You see from the catcher’s perspective as each step enters, complete with a thermal footprint. Forget who’s next? Look to the right for the batting rotation. Want to see stats for the current pitcher and test? It’s on the left.
You can also use the Daydream controller for more information. If you click on a field on the strike zone tracker, you will see information such as pitch type and speed. You can go to any step in the game or even previous games.
Overall, it’s an incredible experience as it allows you to see the game at all times, as well as see stats and data that would normally only appear on screen for 30 seconds at a time. They also have about 360 videos. The only downside is that you need to have an MLB.tv account; but if you have T-Mobile which is included in your plan. Also, at the time of publication, there is an agreement that makes it $20 for the rest of the year.
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Samsung VR on Gear VR
Samsung VR will offer fans select content recorded with Samsung Gear 360 cameras. While specific details are not yet available, they promise to provide an unrivaled view of football pitches and head-to-head moments with their favorite players. These videos will be exclusive to Samsung VR and will include All Star Game and World Series content. There will also be interactive content such as statistics, interesting facts and footage.
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