The Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) and sports activities tech firm StatusPRO, introduced at GDC 2022 that they’re partnering to create an NFL-licensed VR recreation, which is concentrating on Meta Quest and PSVR.
The sport, which continues to be unnamed, is alleged to “carry followers nearer to the gridiron than ever earlier than, permitting them to play like knowledgeable soccer participant via a first-person 3D immersive expertise.”
StatusPRO says the NFL recreation goals to “recreate what it really feels wish to step out on the sector [and let fans] remodel into professional athletes.”
“Digital actuality gaming is quickly increasing and our partnership with StatusPRO permits us to discover a brand new immersive model of NFL gaming with assist of the 2 largest VR platforms inside this rising house,” stated Joe Ruggiero, SVP, Client Merchandise on the NFL. “We’re seeing a rising variety of followers participating with VR and we’re excited to launch the first-ever VR gaming title that enhances our current choices available in the market in the present day.”
Based by former soccer gamers Andrew Hawkins and Troy Jones in 2020, StatusPRO combines coaching knowledge with XR headsets with the intention to enchantment to soccer coaches, gamers, and in addition followers. The studio is understood for creating the Lamar Jackson Expertise, which helps you to step into Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s footwear and recreate actual spotlight performs.
There’s nonetheless no phrase on when the digital actuality NFL recreation will arrive, or how substantial of an expertise it is going to be compared to the NFL’s long-running soccer collection Madden NFL. We’ll be maintaining a tally of StatusPro’s twitter and web site within the meantime.