After years of testing, partnerships and product releases, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Super Bowl was finally going to be broadcast in virtual reality this year.
Imagine strapping on a headset that brings a screen so close to your eyes that your brain is tricked into believing you’re actually in whatever world the computer is creating. Now imagine putting a camera that can see in all directions on the field at the 50-yard line and broadcasting everything that’s happening around it. Together, those technologies could make me feel like I’m at the Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons this Sunday in Houston, Texas.
Naturally, I thought the NFL’s biggest game would be shown in VR, especially since the league let two companies, NextVR and Voke, show highlight packages of games during the latter part of the regular season.
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