Virtual sports are here to stay, and with emerging technologies, the realism of these sports is helping them become even more popular. Extended reality(XR) is a combination of Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, and Virtual Reality working together to create a highly value-added experience, unlike any other. With the use of artificial intelligence, XR engages and stimulates players to mimic the real world using realism within programmed game outcomes.
The use of high-speed cameras, sensors, and computer vision also allows for action to be measured, making the experience more realistic. Players can also undergo physicals with AI and can utilize the information gathered for analyzing and implementing standard health parameters.
Places like Cybersports are utilizing portable XR simulation for entertainment and training using its AI-based biomechanical motion tracking and embedded sensor smart balls. Another company, Sportstacular, is creating venues that would offer up to 100 multi-sport simulators designed for safe and competitive esports. It is only the beginning of XR sports, but they are certainly here to stay.