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NextVR to deliver VR NBA Final highlights

Virtual reality platform provider NextVR has partnered with NBA Digital for the second year running to offer on-demand VR game highlights of the 2018 NBA Finals.

Fans will be able to access highlights from the NBA Finals channel within the NextVR app the day after each game of the basketball finals.

NextVR said that a new high-resolution format will deliver increased resolution and sharpness this year to all head-mounted VR displays, with higher-end headsets – like the HTC VIVE Pro and Samsung Odyssey – to see the most dramatic impact.

“Improving fidelity and realism is critical for the success of virtual reality media. This upgraded format adds detail, sharpness and enhanced 3D depth to our broadcasts, greatly increasing realism and overall sense of presence,” said David Cole, NextVR co-founder and CEO.

“While all users will see an immediate improvement, this only scratches the surface of the capabilities of this format and our technology platform. More advanced headsets slated to ship in the future will take even greater advantage of this new VR broadcast technology.”

NBA senior vice president, new media distribution, Jeff Marsilio, said: “NextVR continues to demonstrate its innovation in VR technology through its incredibly immersive NBA VR broadcasts.”

The seven games of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are due to conclude on June 18. Fans can download the free NextVR app and access it from Oculus Go, PlayStation VR, HTC VIVE Pro, HTC VIVE, Windows Mixed Reality, Gear VR, and Google Daydream devices.