On July 1, 2021, the International Racquetball Federation [IRF], in Boulder, Colorado, USA, One Hamsa, in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Virtual Sports Association [VSA], near San Francisco, California, USA, made history.
They signed the first ever Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] between an IOC-Recognised international sports federation, a developer of virtual reality games, and the world’s only Virtual Sports Association.
The IRF officially endorsed One Hamsa’s VR game, Racket: Nx… the first time this has happened. And the three agreed to “develop… Racket: Nx as a potential full Olympic Virtual Sport and an eventual candidate for the Olympic Games.”
Ours was the first such agreement with a fully immersive virtual reality game, on platforms like the Oculus Quest 2 and the Pico Neo 3, whose price point, size, and portability enable full general adoption.
This is the beginning of a new era in the world of virtual reality, and in the world of sport: the era of Real Virtual Sport.