Earlier this year Samsung announced that they’ll be bringing live shows on to the Gear VR for viewers to watch upcoming events in 360 VR. In the announcements included the following events:
- UFC® 212: ALDO vs. HOLLOWAY, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 3, 2017: For the first time in UFC history an event will be live streamed in Virtual Reality. Fans will witness this highly-anticipated event in high-quality 360-degree live stream and will have access to additional VR content, including pre-event and post-event show highlights with UFC featherweight champion José Aldo and interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.*
- X Games Minneapolis, USA July 13 – 16, 2017: Gear VR users will be able to experience the thrill of the X Games from the comfort of their homes as they watch the world’s best BMX riders and skaters, including Jimmy Wilkins, Chad Kerley and Jagger Eaton compete at the biggest action sports event of the year.
- Live Music Concert with International Artist, USA August, 2017: Music fans around the world will get the best seats in the house to watch one of the most exciting, high-energy and renowned music acts with Live Nation, the largest live event company in the world.
The Aldo vs. Holloway fight was a spectacle to see through the Gear VR headset. Now, fans can expect another immersive viewing experience by tuning into X-Games Minneapolis taking place on July 13th through the 16th.
Through Samsung’s mobile VR headset you’ll be able to catch the world’s best BMX riders and skaters, including Jimmy Wilkins, Chad Kerley, and Jagger Eaton, and more as they compete for X-Games Gold in the extreme sports world.
“The X Games is the premier action sports event that continually provides a platform for athletic progression,” said Tim Reed, Vice President, ESPN X Games. “From never been done tricks to awe-inspiring competition, Samsung’s Gear VR technology is perfect to showcase dynamic action sports to viewers across the world.”
Samsung Gear Live Pass is free for people who already own the VR headset. Samsung has stated that live stream via Gear VR may vary by country and are subject to change. So make sure to check Samsung’s page.