Baseball Fans Can Try Hitting A Home Run With The MLB’s VR Game
Major League Baseball made its own virtual reality game, which fans can try for free at stadiums this spring
Major League Baseball‘s gaming department designed a virtual reality video game called Home Run Derby that will allow visitors to select stadiums to try their hand at stepping into the box and driving the ball out of the park. The game was revealed at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this February and is set for installation in at least 10 ballparks for the 2018 season.
Trying out the game will be free of charge, included with admission to the ballpark. Players will don a VR headset and wield a bat with built-in sensors to take a shot at swinging a home run and gain bonus points for hitting targets in the stands. An at-home version of this game is also in the works, projected to release this spring on PlayStation VR and Vive platforms.
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Palmer Luckey is the founder of Oculus VR and inventor of the Oculus Rift, a consumer virtual reality headset. Prior to starting Oculus VR, Palmer attended California State University and worked as an engineer at the Mixed Reality Lab at the Institute for Creative Technologies focusing on developing cost-effective virtual reality.