Virtual Reality is becoming more popular across the board and it is interesting to see organisations the size of the BBC dipping their toes in the water. Virtual Reality’s place in sport is becoming more apparent to these companies and this will undoubtedly spur on others to follow suit.
From a Matchday Reality perspective this is encouraging and ensures people around the world are aware of VR. The BBC has committed to airing 33 of the World Cup matches in VR. Users will be able to view games from their own private box or opt to move behind one of the goals. They have developed an app called, BBC Sport VR – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, which should be available soon on Apple, Android, Gear, VR, Oculus Go and PlayStation VR.
At Matchday Reality we look to bring disruptive technology in to sport by making it engaging, practical and profitable. In terms of VR there are obvious benefits to implementing this and allowing viewers from all corners of the globe to have a front row seat at one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world. We allow users access to stadiums they may never see and allow them to walk where there heroes have walked before.