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WNBA Games Return to Xtadium and Meta Horizon Worlds

Martin Rumenov 2 weeks ago 0 6

Today marks the return of live WNBA games on Meta Quest, starting tonight. This season, fans can look forward to 20 live games, including five immersive games filmed in 180-degree VR. The full schedule is available below.

Experience the Games in VR

Fans can enjoy the games solo or host a game night with friends in a private VR watch party in Xtadium. This feature allows viewers to sit courtside and catch every play up close. Additionally, the games can be watched on an enormous virtual screen without losing sight of the physical environment, thanks to mixed reality (MR) technology.

For those seeking a deeper connection with the game, the NBA Arena in Meta Horizon Worlds offers a uniquely immersive and interactive virtual environment. Fans can play mini-games, earn rewards, and show off their team spirit with exclusive avatar merchandise, all while hanging out with fellow fans.

Schedule of Live WNBA Games on Meta Quest

  • May 15: Chicago @ Dallas // 5:00 pm PT
  • May 21: Phoenix @ Las Vegas // 7:00 pm PT
  • May 22: Indiana @ Seattle // 7:00 pm PT
  • May 30: Los Angeles @ Chicago // 5:00 pm PT
  • June 4: Washington @ Connecticut // 4:00 pm PT
  • June 6: New York @ Atlanta // 4:30 pm PT
  • June 12: Connecticut @ Chicago // 5:00 pm PT
  • June 17: Dallas @ Minnesota // 5:00 pm PT
  • June 19: Atlanta @ Minnesota // 5:00 pm PT (immersive game)
  • July 1: Connecticut @ Phoenix // 7:00 pm PT
  • July 2: Minnesota @ New York // 4:00 pm PT (immersive game)
  • July 7: Chicago @ Seattle // 3:00 pm PT
  • July 10: Las Vegas @ Seattle // 12:00 pm PT
  • July 16: Seattle @ Los Angeles // 12:30 pm PT
  • August 17: Chicago @ Los Angeles // 2:00 pm PT (immersive game)
  • August 20: Los Angeles @ Connecticut // 4:00 pm PT
  • August 21: Phoenix @ Atlanta // 4:30 pm PT
  • August 28: Washington @ Chicago // 5:00 pm PT
  • September 1: Las Vegas @ Phoenix // 1:00 pm PT (immersive game)
  • September 15: Dallas @ Indiana // 12:00 pm PT (immersive game)

*Xtadium is only available in the US. Schedule subject to change.

Enhanced Fan Experience

Meta Quest continues to enhance the fan experience by offering more ways to engage with WNBA games. Whether you choose to watch in Xtadium or Meta Horizon Worlds, Meta Quest provides a free all-access pass for courtside action. This initiative is part of Meta’s broader strategy to leverage immersive VR technology to create new opportunities for sports fans to engage and interact with their favorite teams.

For more information and updates, visit the Meta Quest blog and stay tuned for more exciting announcements throughout the season.


WNBA

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a professional basketball league in the United States, established on April 24, 1996, by the NBA Board of Governors as a counterpart to the NBA. The league began play in 1997 and has grown to feature 12 teams divided into Eastern and Western Conferences. The WNBA showcases the world’s top female basketball talent, with players participating in a regular season followed by playoffs leading to the WNBA Finals to crown the league champion. The league has seen significant growth and success, with the Las Vegas Aces winning their second championship in the 2023 season. The WNBA also emphasizes player development through its annual draft, with recent top picks including Rhyne Howard to the Atlanta Dream in 2022 and Aliyah Boston to the Indiana Fever in 2023. The league has been a platform for social change and empowerment, celebrating its 28th season in 2024.

Xtadium

XTADIUM is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by YBVR, designed to enhance the sports viewing experience on Meta Quest devices. It offers 180-degree VR footage in up to 8K resolution, allowing users to feel closer to the action with multiple camera angles and real-time statistical overlays. XTADIUM supports both live events and on-demand replays, featuring a variety of sports content including NASCAR, UFC, EuroLeague basketball, and more. Additionally, it includes social features like private watch parties, where friends can watch games together in VR. The platform has expanded its offerings with partnerships, such as with the NBA for the 2023-24 season, providing immersive VR experiences for 52 games and interactive features in Meta Horizon Worlds.

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Martin, our Content Editor, is a seasoned gamer with a deep knowledge of the industry. He specializes in VR game reviews and news, offering expert insights to enhance your gaming experience.

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