Shaquille O’Neal will host a VR new year’s eve special on Meta platforms, including Meta Horizon Worlds and Meta Quest 2, and on O’Neil’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The VR show, titled “The Shaq-tacular Spectacular,” is a one-hour special that will stream on December 31 in a repeating loop – all night long. The show will feature musical acts, entertainment pieces, and a DJ set from Shaq himself.
Along with appearances by former NFL player Rob Gronkowski and model Camille Kostek, the countdown special will feature Cardi B, Ludacris, Lil Yachty, Killer Mike, and Whipped Cream performances.
The show is co-produced by Westbrook Media, Media.Monks and O’Neil’s Jersey Legends Productions, in collaboration with Meta. Shaq said, “From music, laughs, and much more, we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve and welcoming 2023 with a spectacular party you won’t want to miss!”
Brad Haugen, the President of Westbrook media, said that the production house was thrilled to work with Shaq in such an exciting way in virtual reality. He added, “The VR new year’s eve special has electrifying performances, hilarious and competitive games, and it’s been so fun for us to explore all that we can do in this space.”
The VR new year’s eve special is a part of Meta’s VR drive, including many other virtual events like the computer-generated avatar of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G concert, to involve more people in the “metaverse.”