Announced during the main press briefing at Microsoft’s event held in San Francisco, Intel will be bringing a ‘Windows Mixed Reality experience’ for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. This forms part of a multi-year technology partnership between Intel and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Originally announced in June, Intel’s partnership with the IOC as part of the Worldwide TOP (The Olympic Partner) program is set to bring many technologies to every Olympic Games through 2024, including broadcast support, 5G communication, drone light shows and True VR coverage.
Intel’s True VR technology is a form of stereoscopic video capture, optimised for live broadcasting and already successfully used in sports coverage. According to this report from Digital Trends, Intel plans to broadcast “16 events live and offer another 16 on demand” during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games using the technology.
It seems likely that the ‘Windows Mixed Reality experience’ announced today will form part of this True VR coverage of the Games, but the final list of supported VR platforms is yet to be determined.