Who you gonna call? Mark Zuckerberg, I guess.
Hot take: sports are fun in VR. No, I’m not trying to go to work meetings in VR. But I do want to pretend I’m an NFL quarterback so that I can defeat Tom Brady myself.
StatusPro, a VR company led by former NFL wide receiver Andrew Hawkins and former college quarterback Troy Jones, unveiled “NFL PRO ERA,” the first officially licensed NFL game to hit VR. In the game, you’ll step into the shoes of an NFL quarterback, playing through a season on your favorite team (go birds). The game will recreate NFL stadiums, and in a multiplayer mode, you’ll be able to play catch with your friends in whichever stadium you want. Hopefully, that means you’ll also be able to play games against your friends (or enemies. Tom Brady, DM me.)
Unlike some other games discussed today, “Cities: VR” actually has a release date — the game will be available in the Quest store on April 28.
Here are the rest of the games showcased today, coming to the Meta Quest this year: