Hey batta batta swing! It’s time to step onto the field and make your mark as a home run champion. The game was first trialed by MLB at the All-Star FanFest back in 2017 and then made its way to select ballparks across the USA for the 2018 season.
Major League Baseball promised that the experience would make its way to home-based consumers as well, so they too can get that feeling of stepping onto the field of a major ballpark. And they did deliver, with MLB Home Run Derby VR now available for Playstation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift players across the world.
Anyone interested in trying their hand at hitting home runs will be instantly transported to virtual recreations of all three All-Star Game locations: Miami’s Marlins Park, D.C.’s Nationals Park, and Cleveland’s Progressive Field. For a one-time entrance fee of $20 across the board.
Check out the trailer below:
The game supports all three headsets’ motion controllers and the aim of the game is, essentially, to hit as many home runs as you can within a certain allotted time. While this is a pretty simple concept and you won’t be playing a full game of baseball, it does look like one of the most polished batting experiences currently available for VR. Which is a good start at least.