Daytona 500 can be broadcast in VR

Daytona 500 will be broadcast in VR

Reinhold Matay/AP Photograph

Fancy seeing the Daytona 500 from the attitude of the pit crew? Now you’ll be able to, because of a brand new 5-yr deal signed between Fox Sports activities and NextVR. The pair are planning to broadcast a collection of main sporting occasions in VR, with the deal kicking off at this yr’s version of the good American race. For those who personal a GearVR headset and a suitable telephone, you’ll watch the race from the stands, beginning line, center of the infield and the aforementioned pit lane. As well as, the VR stream could have devoted audio commentary and pop-up graphics telling you who’s in pole place.

It isn’t the primary time that the 2 corporations have teamed as much as share a sporting occasion, having beforehand proven a skilled boxing occasion within the format. This deal, nevertheless, makes an enormous step ahead for NextVR, which is shortly cementing itself because the premier VR streaming service for all the occasions you need to see. In any case, it was this agency that introduced customers the primary NBA video games in VR in addition to the republican and democratic presidential debates. As earlier than, the Daytona 500 shall be free-to-view and can kick off at 1pm ET on Sunday, February twenty first.

Now, it isn’t clear but if NextVR goes to supply 360-diploma footage for the occasion, or if it’s going to persist with one hundred eighty-diploma video. When it broadcast the Warriors/Pelicans recreation firstly of the season, it did not hassle to movie the motion from the stands behind you. We have contacted the corporate to seek out out what the state of affairs is that this time, and can let you already know once they’ve informed us.