It looks like more content will be making its way to VR users all over the world. Intel has reached a new three-year deal with MLB to broadcast baseball in VR. That is quite a significant development, as it will help the virtual reality industry grow as a whole. What is even more impressive is how this entire experience will be provided free if charge. The content will be made available through the Intel True VR application.
The MLB Is Coming to Virtual Reality For Free
A lot of sports content is finding its way to VR headsets as of late. Basketball and American Football are already tapped to make a splash in VR over the coming years. Thanks to a new deal between Intel and the MLB, baseball can now be added to the list. Considering how this content will be made available free of charge, things are looking quite good for the VR industry. Do keep in mind this offering will be quite limited, though.
To be more specific, there will be four games streamed in VR over the course of June. It is good to see eight different teams getting the spotlight, though. Viewers can customize their stream through multiple camera angles and statistics. Moreover, they can just view the produced broadcast experience, if they prefer to do so. The content will be available live and on-demand through the Intel True VR application. More games will be streamed over the coming months.
It is evident the MLB wants to be part of the virtual reality ecosystem moving forward. Experiencing these games live is unforgettable, and it will be interesting to see if virtual reality can rival said experience. Live statistics being added to the available games is quite intriguing, though. Fans are getting more control over their baseball experience, which is never a bad thing.
Considering this a three-year deal, it will be interesting to see how things evolve. Being able to experience MLB game sin VR is a major development. Knowing this content will be available for at least three years is even more spectacular. It seems to indicate the MLB strongly feels virtual reality is here to stay and offers long-term prospects. At this rate, VR can become the new frontier of experiencing sporting events.
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