“I think there are lot of things that can be done around gaming, VR [Virtual Reality] and AR [Augmented Reality].” said Greg Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media. “There’s an enormous amount of video feed and data that we have about the races that we are already capturing that we are not in any way processing incrementally for the dedicated fan, or opportunities around things like gambling.” When such words come from the co-owner of FIA Formula E Championship, and the new owner of Formula One World Championship i.e. F1 it is clear that the way how we consume sports is going to change in the future
Couple of years ago, we witnessed a trend of “cutting the cord”, i.e. canceling the cable subscription in the United States. Still to this date, cable subscription is the primary way how majority of households receives its TV channels. Their offering got expanded with the advance of expensive PPV (pay-per-view) programs, such as UFC / MMA fight nights and the shift of Formula 1 World Championship from FTA (free-to-air) to the PPV model. The arrival of Virtual Reality headsets is bringing another possibility – unlike TV, which puts you in a passive position – VR can make you ‘a part of the match’, or a ‘part of
The crown organization of Formula 1 is preparing for a sale. The pricing of the deal have been agreed with the majority owner, but the legal team decided to further alienate itself from the increasingly reducing fan base. After Romain Grosjean and the Hass F1 team had to remove their videos – a move that generated over a million views in just 24 hours – faces behind FOM (Formula One Management) and FOWC (Formula One World Championship Limited) are now starting to crack down on game modding community. If you loved to race modified vehicles, or vehicles with their original liveries – that option is all but gone now. News broke that Race
The current state of affairs in Formula 1 is something that kept me away from the sport. The level of predictability simply got to my nerves and the overall appeal was lost along the way. On the other hand, my particular motorsport gaming attraction is growing stronger. One of the upcoming releases from Codemasters, dubbed F1 2015 , is a simulation game revolving around the most famous racing sport out there. But, will it make me (and everybody else) love Formula 1 once again? The teaser below is impressive to say the least. The last Formula 1 game I have played was back when I was in high school, and was one of
Intel dramatically reduced its involvement in BMW Sauber F1 team, decreasing sponsorship from nine spots to only two on the newly presented F1.09 car.