5 Reasons We Love Quarterback Snap

The time for an update is here, and today we will be taking a look at yet another interesting new piece of software that has surfaced this week. It involves footballs, aluminum-helmets and a fair amount of hand-eye coordination to get the hang of.

Quarterback Snap is a Virtual Reality sandbox in which you can practice the art of throwing footballs at targets or receivers, as they sprint for the end-zone. This means that if you want to relive your glory years on the high school football team, or simply try out some creative practice in your new role as a backup quarterback for your local team — this app brings you the opportunity to play football on your own.

“Coach Mike will be tracking your stats, so just like one of the greats, you’ll need relentless speed and precision if you want to make it to the top of the Quarterback Hall of Fame. “

While some may think that Quarterback Snap is a small and insignificant simulation, we’d like to strongly disagree and argue the contrary. Here’s our top 5 reasons for loving the pigskin-tossing wonder that is Quarterback Snap.

1. It brings Virtual Reality to the sport fans!

By presenting you with a real live-action gridiron as your own practice facility, this experience will attract an entire new kind of fans to the platform. That’s a huge gold star in our book, and we’re excited to see what’s next for the game.

2. It encourages you to move

While Virtual Reality has been the harbinger of tech to the non-tech fans out there, only a handful of games out there encourages you to really move. Given that you’re supposed to actually toss a ball during the simulation, there’s no way to pass this game off as a sitting activity. If you want to truly play this game — get up, swing those arms around and go for the touchdown!

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A snapshot from the original trailer

3. It diversifies VR-content

Among the endless space-related experiences and medieval platform games, it’s nice to see a first-person 1:1 sport simulation where you get your arms swinging! As writers and content promoters of this exciting new industry, we want to make sure that the content is as rich and diverse as it can be. Making sure there’s something for the jocks is another gold star!

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Another snapshot from the trailer, showing a young woman in position to what might be a winning touchdown!

4. It helps inspire other games in the genre

Throwing the pigskin around your own personal facility is awesome, but the true value of this game might only show it’s true face, once we see how developers look to it for inspiration. Who knows what’s next. Snowboarding? Bicycle Race? Heck, even fencing! Either way, it’s certainly going to be an exciting time.

Another example from the trailer, showing a group of men discussing and testing the simulation.

5. It’s actually great for practice

For those of you out there who have ever been practicing football, you know that there have been weekends where you would have traded in anything for someone to be on the receiving end of that pass you’re practicing. You don’t have to wait anymore — as soon as you feel the urge of tossing a first down, Quaterback Snap is all you need!

There's plenty of balls to go around!
There’s plenty of balls to go around!

PC Requirements

If you would like to get started with Quarterback Snap, this is what you’ll need to get an optimal experience. The more the better, but for now, this is what you can get away with:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5–4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater

What’s next for Quarterback Snap

If you would like to stay tuned on all the latest updates from the team, you can check in on their website. If you happen to be the owner of a HTC Vive, head over to their product page to claim a copy of the simulation right away!

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