Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have all agreed to partner with Intel to use their ‘True View’ technology in the clubs’ respective stadiums.
Arsenal announced on Thursday that they’re officially partnering with Intel on a ‘multi-year’ deal. As a result, fans will have the chance to watch 360-degree replays, and views from a players’ perspective. Those replays will be available in live TV broadcasts as well as through the club’s media channels.
The way it works is by installing 38 5K Ultra HD camera around the ground and using the variety of angles to stitch together a 3D view of the pitch.
The Arsenal statement says the technology ‘enables commentators to share a new level of insight into real-time decisions’. However, a BT Sport report on the partnership suggests it’s not intended to be an alternative to VAR, just a new tool for the fans.
You’d imagine this sort of technology is the future of VAR though, as it would help you find the perfect angle to make any decision, particularly when it comes to offsides.
To have a look at Intel’s ‘True View’ in action, as well as an explanation of how it works, check out the below clip of it in use in La Liga: