It might be your dream to play with Maria Sharapova, i mean playing tennis! and this dream will come true, or virtually true if you’re planning to attend the US Open Tennis championship for the next month.
In collaboration with HTC Valve, American Express the main sponsor of the event will allow the fans to try the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and play tennis with a virtual version of Sharapova using hand-held controllers. To create this unique experience, the Valve’s Lighthouse tracking system was used along with motion capture technologies, full body scanning and CGI. Sharapova stated in the video: “For the fans that don’t have a chance to play against me, this will be pretty close to real life..”.
So if you’re attending the event, please kiss Sharapova for me!