NBA releases schedule of games available for virtual reality viewing
The NBA has partnered with NBA Digital and NextVR to bring a brand new experience to fans across the world.
On opening night, the NBA will debut its 3D Virtual Reality experience for all 30 NBA teams.
Beginning Oct. 21 a free preview will screen during the matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets, which is the first of 27 live games scheduled to show during the 2017-2018 season, which will also include full-scale presentation including live holographic images, dynamic stats, pre and post-game analysis, behind the scene feature and more.
NBA League Pass subscribers will be able to indulge in up to 13 games on any given night on a 360º virtual movie sized theater screen along with all international subscribers.
The League Pass VR section will also include highlights and game replays in full Virtual Reality on-demand.
David Cole, NextVR CEO and Jeff Marsilio, NBA Vice President of Global Media Distribution and released statements in the official press release:
Following a groundbreaking first season of NBA games in VR, we will introduce new product features, including real-time graphics floating like holograms within the field-of-play, deliver sharper images, and introduce more VR devices to fans. We are continuing to advance the realism and fidelity of our NBA broadcasts and these new features will deliver the most immersive live basketball experience to date.
By committing to a schedule of VR games, we’ve been able to listen to fan feedback in real-time and deploy improvements on a weekly basis. The fan response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to seeing their reaction to this year’s new VR capabilities.
The only thing left is to start the season. View the schedule below.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) October 12, 2017