For ordinary people, closed gyms and the ban on jogging in parks are an annoying sign of covid times. But for professional athletes, this threatens with physical loss and deprivation of earnings in the future after the restrictions are lifted. To avoid this, the British developer of digital training tools for football players Rezzil has released a public version of the exercise simulator in virtual reality.
The application is called Rezzil Player 21 and it is based on professional solutions used by coaches of football clubs such as Paris Gt. Germain, Manchester United and Liverpool FC. Removed too complex exercises from the amateur version, but they may appear in future additions. The main feature of the application is that in order to achieve victory, you will have to move in full force, do real physical work and load the muscles.
Rezzil Player 21 is only compatible with HTC Vive and Steam Valve Index headsets so far, Vive Tracker controllers are also required, which should be attached to the shoe and adjusted so that the system adequately estimates their position in space. This will make it possible to very accurately recognize not only the fact of hitting a virtual ball, but also which side of the foot, at what speed, at what angle the blow was made. As a result, instead of trivial mouse clicks on the target, you have to really try and hone the technique of the game.
The game remembers the player's achievements, creates an incentive to grow and develop. Alas, you won't be able to play with other virtual football players, it's still a training simulator, not a game. It should also be borne in mind that a very large space will be required - in an ordinary room, a running football player will clearly be cramped.