Starting the week off with some cricket news as the Sydney Sixers are taking Australian cricket into VR. Working with Australian VR studio CatalystVR the team, who compete in the domestic Big Bash League, gave fans a 360-degree match day experience last year and now they are pushing to bring more VR/AR experience to their fans.
The team has worked with CatalystVR to develop a number of different experience that fans of cricket can enjoy and allow them to come closer to the action. This includes additional 360-degree videos and even a chance for fans to win $2,000 (AUD) by giving them six tries to “Hit a Six” in a VR cricket environment. The team has even produced an AR application that lets users scan a sticker with their mobile device to enjoy creative AR adverts, information packs and more all accompanied by digital recreations of team players.
The Sydney Sixers are continuing to push VR and AR technology forward and find new ways to engage their fans with the platform. To many, it is likely to be their first experience with the platforms and thanks to the team at CatalystVR new and immersive experiences are continuously being developed.