As always, attendees will be able to interact with each other during the events. Oculus recently launched a new lobby for the VR experience where you’ll be able to socialize with others by chatting and making use of action features such as interactive emojis, high fives, fist bumps and the ability to take photos and selfies. For the PBC events, in particular, the VR announcers will take advantage of TV commercial breaks to talk about the matches with Venues attendees. The VR broadcast will also show windows where attendees can watch replays.
Aside from bringing boxing matches to VR via Venues, the partnership will bring boxing content to Facebook Watch, as well. Over the next year, Fox Sports will share PBC event recaps with fans through the social network’s video-on-demand service.