It’s nearly game day! The Super Bowl 2019 is nearly upon us and the hot dogs are cooking. But if you’re hosting a party this year, what better way to get people hyped than with a VR headset? So here are the best Super Bowl VR experiences to get you ready for the big match.
VR Sports Challenge (Rift)
Want a slice of the blockbuster football experience? VR Sports Challenge gives you a taste of the all-star life. This snapshot of the big leagues lets you execute major plays, including game-winning throws and catches. Plus there’s a heck of a lot more than just football here; also look out for baseball, basketball and hockey games.
2MD: VR Football (Rift, Vive, Windows VR, PSVR)
If you’re looking for something that offers a more robust game then 2MD VR Football is your best bet. This still isn’t an entire football match in VR but it’s got more sport-specific features. You get to simulate the last two minutes of a game, calling the shots. On top of that mode, there’s also minigames to play and trophies to earn.
Okay, actually playing football might be a little too exhausting. How about an immersive viewing experience, then? ESPN’s mobile VR app offers live coverage and highlights of a range of games. Take note that we’re not sure if the app will be showing the actual Super Bowl in VR this year, but it’s a good companion for any sports fan all the same.
Super Bowl Experience (Location-Based)
If you’re in Atlanta for the big game this year, you can get a taste of the Super Bowl experience. Head on over to the Georgia World Congress Center for a VR app that has you throwing a real ball. The experience seems to use a Rift with a different tracking system attached to it. Sadly there aren’t any real players to tackle you. Maybe that’s a good thing, though.
Google Earth (Rift, Vive)
Or, hey, maybe you’re not in town this weekend. But you can get the experience of being there with Google Earth. Take a trip to see the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in all its glory and switch over to Street View for a real life look. Just remember to come back in time for the real game.