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Future Visual has joined Weavr, the immersive technology platform, set to revolutionise the way fans experience esport

Client:
Weavr
Year:
2020
Services:
Creating an immersive space for esports fans

Future Visual has joined Weavr consortium, the team behind the groundbreaking sports and esports immersive technology platform. Future Visual will be working alongside sector leaders ESL, University of York, dock10, REWIND, Focal Point VR and Cybula to deliver immersive personalised experiences for esports fans that can be accessed across any device, including virtual and augmented reality.

Weavr is leading innovation in the way fans experience sports content by incorporating immersive experiences for remote audiences across multiple displays, mobile devices, VR video telepresence and augmented reality overlays. This gives viewers the chance to create hyper-individual experiences, moving seamlessly between the live arena, virtual game worlds and augmented living rooms.

Weavr is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Audience of the Future programme, delivered through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to demonstrate how innovative new technologies can revolutionise how audiences experience creative and entertainment media content.

Future Visual’s expertise in delivering cross-reality immersive content using their platform VISIONxR™  led to the invitation to join Weavr. With strong backgrounds in entertainment and developing popular IPs, including content for Fatboy Slim’s world tours, BAFTA award-winning co-founders of Future Visual, Tim Fleming and Iestyn Lloyd, are perfectly placed to create an immersive space for esports fans as a natural development of their technological and creative ambitions.

Tim Fleming, CEO Future Visual 

“We are delighted to join the Weavr consortium, as it aligns perfectly with Future Visual’s vision for remote collaboration, this time in the context of sport and entertainment. Future Visual’s platform VISIONxR™ is well suited to do much of the lifting required to enable collaboration within immersive spaces for esports fans on any device, anywhere in the world. In addition, the huge range of talent and expertise present in the consortium will enable us all to move the needle on how audiences of the future consume sporting content.”

James Dean, ESL UK CEO, added:

“From the moment we saw what Future Visual could offer, we knew they would be the perfect addition to the Weavr project. Incorporating their VISIONxR™ platform will allow a rapid integration of new immersive experiences for fans as well as bringing in the valuable expertise of Tim, Iestyn and the team. As we move into the second year of the project with a new partner in a very different global situation, Weavr is now perfectly placed to demonstrate the latest technology available to audiences of the future in esports and beyond.”