With virtual reality a natural fit for enjoying baseball in a totally immersive new way, Intel is delving into today’s hottest trend in watching professional sports.
This week, Intel Corporation announced a three-year partnership with Major League Baseball in order to “bring virtual reality experiences to baseball fans with Intel True VR.”
VRJournal can now confirm that starting June 6, Intel will livestream one weekly out-of-market game every Tuesday via the Intel True VR app, in addition to featuring post-game highlights and on-demand replays of each game.
The live “Intel True VR Game of the Week” experience uses an array of 4K-resolution cameras to bring fans closer to the action with the ability for users to control their vantage point by selecting from up to four camera angles per game or a produced VR broadcast experience. Fans will also have access to up-to-the-moment player and team statistics throughout the game, including pitcher and batter data, and will hear exclusive in-app commentary.
“As a VR partner of MLB, Intel is delivering a truly immersive virtual reality livestream where fans can experience the excitement of being at the ballpark every week,” said James Carwana, general manager, Intel Sports Group. “The addition of live stats to the Intel True VR weekly games is another example of how we’re giving fans more control to personalize their baseball experience.”