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- Twins XR: A Virtual Hall of Fame Experience will launch on February 10 for a limited amount of time
- The experience is free
- In Twins XR, users will be, “transported into the Twins’ truly virtual clubhouse” in which they can navigate an avatar and see artifacts, memorabilia, images, videos, and exhibits for all 34 members of the Twins Hall of Fame
- Users can also engage in live conversation and interaction with other virtual visitors of Twins XR
- Twins XR is accessible via web browser or VR headset
The Quote: Chris Iles, Senior Director of Experience and Innovation for the Twins
“We’re excited to provide our fans with a truly unique experience unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Fans will find Twins XR to be an engaging, intuitive and novel way to connect with Twins history alongside other fans that share their love of baseball.”
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For more information about Twins XR: A Virtual Hall of Fame Experience, read the release below.
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – Bringing their fans the most innovative, immersive and accessible virtual fan journey in all of sport, the Minnesota Twins announced today that Twins XR: A Virtual Hall of Fame Experience will launch this Wednesday, February 10. Developed in collaboration with Minneapolis-based REM5 STUDIOS, fans of all ages can easily access Twins XR from a web browser via computer, or through a virtual reality headset, all from the comfort of their own home. The experience is available to the public free of charge.
Through the Twins XR experience, fans are transported into the Twins’ truly virtual clubhouse, where they can navigate their avatar through the stunning 3D environment to engage with artifacts, memorabilia, images, videos and individual exhibits for all 34 members of the Twins Hall of Fame – from Harmon Killebrew to Justin Morneau. Further enhancing the experience, Twins fans from anywhere in the world can visit concurrently with friends, family and other fans, allowing for live conversation and interaction as, together, they explore the virtual Twins Hall of Fame.
“We’re excited to provide our fans with a truly unique experience unlike anything they’ve ever seen,” said Chris Iles, Senior Director of Experience and Innovation for the Twins. “Fans will find Twins XR to be an engaging, intuitive and novel way to connect with Twins history alongside other fans that share their love of baseball.”
“With a giant appetite for innovation, the Twins make an ideal partner to dream big and leverage emerging technology in a very meaningful way,” said Amir Berenjian, Founder of REM5 STUDIOS. “People are craving new and immersive ways to interact now more than ever, and we don’t see that trend slowing down. The Twins XR fan experience is really a glimpse into the future of digital, social engagement.”
Twins XR: A Virtual Hall of Fame Experience is available for an extremely limited time beginning Wednesday, February 10. For more information, and to access this one-of-a-kind journey through Minnesota Twins history, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/xr.
About the Twins Hall of Fame
The Twins Hall of Fame, which honors players, managers, coaches and off-field personnel who have contributed to the organization’s growth and success since Minnesota broke in to the major leagues in 1961, was created as part of the club’s 40th Season Celebration in 2000. There are 34 members of the Twins Hall of Fame, with Justin Morneau elected in 2020 and set to be inducted in 2021.
REM5 is a vertically integrated, immersive technology company based in Minneapolis, MN: REM5 VR Laboratory, an 8,000 sq. ft. VR event space, REM5 For Good, a global leader in XR for impact and social change, and REM5 STUDIOS, a full-service, XR agency. Through these three pillars, REM5 delivers world-class XR experiences to tens of thousands of people each year.