Major League Baseball recently has reached a deal with Intel to present its games in virtual reality. MLB plans on producing one live VR game a week, allowing users to watch from a variety of camera angles. The VR option will be free to anyone who uses the Intel True VR app, currently available on Samsung’s Gear VR. Major League Baseball will start broadcasting its games in virtual reality on June 6th.
Let’s see what Twitter thinks of this new technology being introduce by MLB.
— Rich Jaroslovsky (@richjaro) June 1, 2017
— Intel (@intel) June 1, 2017
Time for MLB game of the week in VR! https://t.co/dGDA79Fp28
— James Carwana (@JamesCarwana) June 1, 2017
Check it. This is going to be awesome. Intel VR & MLB partnership. https://t.co/9VUmGj89tm
— James Montessi ⛳️ (@Montessi) June 1, 2017
MLB VR...intriguing. https://t.co/ufCjqb50nH
— Barney Carleton (@BarneySTJ) June 1, 2017
Having watched one of the MLB VR broadcasts, I have to say it's one of best uses of VR I've seen so far.
— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 1, 2017
I haven't done MLB yet but I imagine the slower pace of play enhances the experience.
— Jeff Parker (@RoyallySpeaking) June 1, 2017
"I’m not sure I’d want to watch an entire game in VR, but there are parts of it I’d like to see," sez Shari Redstone. #codecon
— jeffersongraham (@jeffersongraham) June 1, 2017
— Fast Company (@FastCompany) June 1, 2017
This is one way to make the game of baseball more exciting and peak fans' interests. This will definitely be more successful than all these rule changes to speed up the game in order to gain viewership that have rendered themselves useless.