Every Saturday VRFocus likes to do a weekly spherical up of VR in Sport and again in October 2016 reported on Manchester City FC launching its personal virtual reality (VR) app CityVR. The soccer membership hasn’t stopped there as its simply introduced a collaboration with Jaunt Inc., offering a new 360-degree fan expertise placing them into the motion on the Etihad Stadium.
Filmed utilizing Jaunt’s award-winning Jaunt ONE digital camera, the immersive video captures totally different moments of the matchday expertise, from unique entry to the gamers’ altering room to a first-hand look because the gamers arrive on the Blue Carpet, the expertise provides followers an genuine, behind-the-scenes take a look at the matchday environment at Manchester City’s house floor.
“There’s nothing that compares with attending a match at the Etihad Stadium, but the emergence of 360 video and virtual reality has allowed us to capture some of that atmosphere and excitement in ways that weren’t possible in the past,” stated Diego Gigliani, Senior Vice-President of Media and Innovation for City Football Group. “As our fan base continues to grow, both within the UK and globally, we want all of our fans to get a taste for what it’s like to be at the Etihad Stadium – from cheering in the stands and watching players line up in the tunnel to welcoming the team off the bus and standing by-side with the stewards ensuring the crowd’s safety. We hope this pilot on the Jaunt platform reaches both existing and new fans, and reaffirms our commitment to exploring innovative ways of using VR to enhancing the fan experience to Manchester City fans, near and far.”
While Dominic Collins, General Manager, EMEA, Jaunt VR, added: “Working with a prestigious football club like Manchester City has been an amazing experience. The club is the perfect embodiment of the modern football club, and this is a further example of its commitment to innovation in sport. The Manchester City Match Day experience perfectly showcases what can be achieved with modern VR, and complements the fast-paced and passion-filled nature of Premier League football. VR is a new opportunity to engage with hundreds of millions of sports fans across the world, many of whom would otherwise never have the opportunity to experience a sports game at this level.”
The Jaunt VR App is obtainable for most units, together with: iOS, Android, Gear VR, Google Daydream, PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. For any additional Jaunt updates, hold studying VRFocus.
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