US sports fans will be able to catch a game in VR this weekend, as FOX Sports gears up to broadcast the Major Soccer League championship game in virtual reality for the first time ever.
FOX has partnered up with VR company LiveLike to broadcast the match via their FOX Sports virtual reality app, which people can sign into using their TV provider credentials.
Those watching the game in VR will be able to view it across five different camera angles
FOX sports will present this Saturday’s MLS Cup in VR for the first time ever, as well as being able to enter a virtual suite, with access to rosters and live stats.
There will also be a ‘magic window’ experience for iOS and Android, as well as fully immersive VR on both Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.
The match will also include a first of its kind VR replay for iOS users, allowing people to rewind the game in 30 second increments,going back as far as half an hour, as well as the ability to control replays from different camera angles.
This is the first time the championship game has been offered in VR, and also the first time since 2008 that the MLS Cup will air live on English-language network television.
Coverage will kick off on 10 December 7.30pm ET.
“FOX Sports has been a great partner for us to gear up our 3rd live, VR broadcast together. Their broadcast expertise combined with our VR capabilities have allowed us to create one-of-a-kind, tailored VR experiences that have delighted today’s sports fans,” said Andrew Lorenceau, co-founder and CEO of LiveLike.
“With the support of MLS and Audi, we are making huge headway into bringing VR into more and more houses."
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