Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

This Neymar VR demo could be the future of how we watch sport

nike2.png

Neymar is 23-years-old. Which makes him younger than every single member of the ShortList.com team, and - if our reader surveys are anything to go by - younger than the majority of you reading this.

So we can all forget about playing for our favoured club, our national side, or any team higher than the top division of the local five-a-side circuit.

However, that doesn't mean you can't get a glimpse, a tantalising taste of what it's like to take to the grand footballing stage.

The following VR experience, titled "The Neymar Effect" is nothing more than a gimmick (a good one) from Nike Football: plug your compatible smartphone into a Google Cardboard goggle set up, crank the quality up to 4K and let you mouth hang agape in disbelief as you look around a stadium, flicking a football over players you've only seen on the telly.

But this is just the tip of a potential future for football coverage: imagine 4K camera equipment small and unobtrusive enough to be warn throughout a football game - either supplying live footage or providing post-match highlights more detailed than anything currently available. Strap the same equipment to an F1 cars or a driver's helmet, and it will change the way we watch the sport. 

Right now, it's a PR stunt. But it could be the future of sport.

Related

apple3.jpg

First images of the iPhone 6s leaked

GettyImages-479042370.jpg

Female Wimbledon Players Will Be Allowed Heat Breaks But Men Won’t Be

footballfan2.jpg

The Football Season starts tonight and you didn't even know it

wings2.jpg

Probably the most terrifying documentary trailer you've ever seen

2.jpg

Stunning goal leaves MLS commentator massively underwhelmed

harrybowls1.jpg

Harry Redknapp in sensational return to management

More

Sergio Ramos just mercilessly destroyed Lionel Messi

Best in the world? Go fetch mate

by Carl Anka
17 Aug 2017

The 25 best forgotten Premier League goals of all time

Sorry, but these are all better than that Bergkamp goal

by Tom Victor
15 Aug 2017

The Premier League could make the transfer change we've all been after

Fi-na-lly

by Tom Victor
15 Aug 2017

This ref-cam video from Real Madrid's recent game is very, very cool

Shows just how impossible their job is

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

Mo Farah is ditching his name for his new career as a marathon runner

Retiring from track and retiring his name

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

The 50 greatest José Mourinho quotes

Not short of self-confidence

by Tom Victor
11 Aug 2017

Which new Premier League signings will flop this season?

Who'll be a hit and who will be shit?

by Sam Diss
11 Aug 2017

Brutally honest stereotypes about every Premier League team's fans

Who are ya? Who are ya? Who are ya?

by Sam Diss
10 Aug 2017

You have to watch this astonishing 15-second own goal

The other team doesn't even touch the ball

by Tom Victor
10 Aug 2017

We got Michael Owen to review the few movies he’s ever finished

"Didn’t like Rocky I, it’s rubbish"

by Alex Christian
10 Aug 2017