How I Turned an NFL Quarterback (in VR)


It isn’t on a regular basis you may step into the cleats of an NFL quarterback, however that is the complete premise of NFL Professional Period, the primary NFL-licensed digital actuality sport. And the corporate behind the sport, StatusPro, has co-founders which might be former skilled and collegiate athletes. 

At a preview occasion for the sport, I strapped on a Meta Quest headset and have become Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. I am an off-the-cuff soccer fan, so I had completely no clue what sort of play I ought to make to attain within the two-minute skirmish in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers, however the strain was on. I wanted to throw this ball within the basic route of some glowing teammate earlier than I used to be sacked — and hope for the most effective. (I scored! I wish to assume I did Tua proud.)

NFL Professional Period has you enjoying quarterback in VR.


NFL Professional Period is not designed for a full soccer sport (and I do not know if I might really feel too nice enjoying the size of a whole sport in VR). That is extra about quick moments role-playing as a professional quarterback. Your throw is set by the way you launch the set off as you fling your arm. The sport additionally allows you to toss the ball with pals in VR. However there’s one thing distinctive brewing behind this sport. May bringing the NFL into VR create a brand new viewers concerned with attempting out digital actuality gaming? 

To see what it is like contained in the helmet, watch the video embedded above for my hands-on expertise and interviews with of us on the occasion. To me, the actual attention-grabbing factor to look at is how this title evolves. It isn’t each day you get an organization that desires to make a sport to match their very own experiences on the sector. 

NFL Professional Period is accessible for obtain now for $30 on Meta Quest and coming quickly to the PlayStation VR retailer.

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