July 3, 2022

What you need to know

  • NFL Pro Era is a first-person VR football game announced during the Meta Gaming Showcase today.
  • The officially licensed NFL game places players in the quarterback position for any of the NFL teams and run plays in front of thousands of fans or in practice.
  • The game will be coming to Quest and PlayStation VR headsets in fall 2022.

The National Football League has dipped its toes into virtual reality gaming with the reveal of NFL Pro Era during the Meta Gaming Showcase today. It will be the first fully licensed VR game by the organization, and will be coming to Quest and PlayStation VR platforms in the fall later this year.

The simulation game lets players assume the point of view of the quarterback from any of the NFL teams to compete on the field using real-time NFL game data. A trailer showed off some pre-alpha gameplay from the perspective of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.