An official NFL licensed game is coming to Meta Quest and PSVR. Similar to the Madden franchise, it will have yearly releases. Details are very sparse, however. There is no information on when the game will be released, an official title, or even gameplay. It is described as a title that “will bring fans closer to the gridiron than ever before, allowing them to play like a professional football player through a first-person 3D immersive experience.”
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NFL VR Coming?
The NFL is developing the game in partnership with sports technology company StatusPRO. They make use of player data for an AR training tool already used by NFL teams.
Virtual Reality is an untapped market for the NFL. There is one official NFL licensed title for VR: MVP Football – The Patrick Mahomes Experience. It’s exactly what it sounds like; a title largely focused on the Kansas City Chiefs star Quarterback.
“We are grateful to the NFL and our community of investors and stakeholders who share our vision to create an entirely new standard in sports and gaming,” said Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins, StatusPRO co-founder and President.
“We keep the athlete first in everything we do, and as former football players, it means, even more, to be able to recreate what it actually feels like to step out on the field. Through our proprietary technology at StatusPRO, we can deliver an immersive experience that helps NFL fans transform into pro athletes.”
StatusPRO: Technology Made by Athletes
The NFL plans to leverage StatusPRO’s athlete-led technology and work alongside their experienced team of developers to change sports gaming. This, they say, will give fans a first-person experience similar to their favorite football players.
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