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MLB Debuts Home Run Derby VR on Meta Quest Store

Major League Baseball (MLB) has unveiled its latest offering to fans, with the release of MLB Home Run Derby VR, a cutting-edge virtual reality game, on the Meta Quest Store. This immersive experience is compatible with Quest 3, Quest 2, and Quest Pro, allowing users to step into the batter's box and swing for the virtual fences from the comfort of their own homes.

The game promises to transport players to all 30 MLB ballparks, offering a unique opportunity to explore each venue like never before. With advanced motion controls and realistic batting mechanics, users can emulate their favourite sluggers and compete against friends in multiplayer modes.

Jamie Leece, Senior Vice President of Gaming & VR at MLB, expressed excitement about the launch, stating, “To continue enhancing this unique game experience for our fans, our developers have evolved Home Run Derby VR numerous times since first introducing it in 2016. Bringing Home Run Derby VR to the Meta Quest Store allows us to engage new users and offer exciting new features.”

Among the key features introduced in this launch are:

  1. Expanded Player Progression: A brand new progression system with up to 100 different levels.

  2. Online Clubhouse Mode & Trophy Room: Personalized customization options to showcase achievements and team pride.

  3. Incentives and Unlockable Customizations: Achievements unlock cosmetic upgrades, bat skins, and more.

  4. Online Multiplayer & Tournaments: Challenge friends in multiplayer modes and compete in tournaments for Home Run Derby supremacy.

  5. Meta Avatar Integration: Meta avatars are fully supported, enhancing the immersive experience.

  6. Expanded Leaderboards: Rankings reflect quarterly "seasons" and can be filtered by team or rounds.

MLB Home Run Derby VR is priced at $29.99 on the Meta Quest Store, with availability also on Rift and Steam VR platforms. Throughout the 2024 season, MLB plans to introduce additional leaderboards and competitive enhancements.

For more information and to experience the excitement of MLB Home Run Derby VR, visit the official website and watch the launch trailer.


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