The Brooklyn Nets are the first professional sports team to enter the Metaverse. Over the weekend, the NBA team debuted the “Netaverse,” a new innovative video system that generates 3D lifelike renderings in seconds.
With the metaverse, the Nets hope to provide fans with a futuristic way to watch the NBA. The “Netaverse” employs over 100 high-resolution video cameras that surround the court to create a 360-degree virtual reality experience. The images are then directly fed into Canon’s Free Viewpoint System, which generates real-time, detailed 3D models and images of every player on the court. Fans can then position themselves anywhere along the court’s sidelines, behind the nets, or even in the middle of the court to capture every angle of the game.
The Nets are the first professional sports team in America to use this technology, as well as the first team in the NBA to provide fans with a 360-degree virtual reality experience. The Barclays Center is the first stadium to have these cameras installed.