Meta has officially announced a new partnership with the NBA and the WNBA that will see them broadcast games from both leagues in virtual reality (VR), more than 50 games broadcast within its VR environment, ’including five in immersive, 180-degree VR’, according to an official announcement.
Per the company statement: “Five games will feature celebrity broadcasters and be shown in 180-degree immersive VR, and WNBA games, NBA G League games and NBA 2K League games will be available to watch as well. In Meta Horizon Worlds, you’ll also be able to access game highlights, recaps and archival content.”
It is important to note that not all the game will be in full, immersive VR, and that the following content restrictions are in place:
- XTADIUM, where these games will be broadcast in VR, is only available in the US
- Meta Horizon Worlds is currently only available in the US, Canada, the UK, Iceland, Ireland, France and Spain
- To top it off, geo-restrictions mean that a lot of this content won’t be available in some regions