Oculus Gear VR Will Let You Watch NBA Matches in Virtual Reality
With the advent of commercial virtual reality gadgets, especially the Oculus Rift, the way we do a lot of things nowadays could possibly change.
For instance, virtual reality browsing which is one of the many things that Facebook’s Oculus is working on. back in January a partnership between Mozilla and Oculus was announced that aimed at bringing VR based browsing to life. While we are not sure when exactly that will be available to end users, we do know that these things are here to stay.
There is another interesting change that VR is going to bring to the way we experience certain things. Take watching an NBA match live from the courtside. Well, for one it would cost you a lot and secondly, you will most probably have to travel a long way for it.
It looks like Samsung, NBA and Oculus are going to find a way to sort that out for you. They are working to provide an alternative to live audience of a basketball match by making it available for watching inside Gear VR Innovator Edition headset!
The partnership between Samsung and Oculus was revealed in May 2014 when it was announced that they wished to churn out media-centric products. However, the first outcome of that partnership is expected to come out a couple of weeks after the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden that is happening this weekend.
The footage will be recorded by NBA and then it will be made available through Samsung’s Milk VR virtual reality app.
All this sounds great, but it is also going to be costly on its own. I mean if you don’t own it you will be spending $199 on the Gear VR Innovator Edition and Galaxy Note 4 phablet which is supposed to be used to power up the headset.
When recording the match’s footage, they will also take footage of 3-point shooting, slam-dunk contest and slam-dunk practices after which you will be able to experience a full 360 degree bbasketball match as if you were not in your lounge but Madison Square Garden.
Are you looking forward to changes that Gear VR Innovator Edition or others like it can bring to our lives?