NFL and STATUSPRO Announce Annual Series of Virtual Reality Video Games
The NFL and the Statuspro sports technology company have announced a new series of video games that will be launched annually for PlayStation VR and Meta Quest. At this time, no name has been revealed for the series, but the VR football game will take place from a first-person perspective, which could give players a view in the field very different from the Madden franchise. However, the NFL sees the new VR series as something that can exist along with its current Electronic Arts offers. In a Preside Ruggiero, Senior Vice President of NFL consumer products, spoke about the Association.
“Virtual reality games are expanding quickly and our association with StatusPro allows us to explore a new immersive version of NFL games with support for the two largest virtual reality platforms within this emerging space,” Ruggiero said. “We are seeing a growing number of fanatics who get involved with virtual reality and we are excited to launch the first virtual reality game title that complements our existing offers in the current market.”
Statuspro is working so that the game feels authentic to the NFL experience. The co-founder and president of Statuspro, Andrew «Hawk» Hawkins, believes that the game could offer an unprecedented immersion level in the sports games currently in the market.
“We keep the athlete in the first place in everything we do, and as former soccer players it means even more being able to recreate what really feels when going out the field. Through our patented StatusPro technology, we can offer an immersive experience. That helps NFL fanatics to be transformed into professional athletes, “said Hawkins.
Virtual reality remains a part of niche of the videogame industry. In PlayStation, the entrance price is quite high in addition to the cost of the console, and many Oculus users are not satisfied with the requirements of the Facebook account. However, PlayStation and goal are driving virtual reality as the future, and it will be interesting to see if the two companies can sell it to the general public. There are many obstacles, but having an annual NFL series could attract many more users!
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