Unreal Engine baseball fans on TV is just the beginning

If I were watching Wilmer Flores hit his first Giants homer the way I normally watch baseball—half paying attention, half thinking about a different sport—I might not have noticed that the crowd was a little off. If I forgot, for a moment, that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, I might have thought that the ball had actually dropped into rows of unimpressed Dodgers fans.

Of course, there were no fans in Dodger Stadium over the weekend. In certain shots, Fox Sports filled the bleachers with Unreal Engine puppets with the help of Silver Spoon Animation and augmented reality production system Pixotope. Fox and other channels also piped in fake crowd noise taken from MLB The Show. 

source: gamezpot.com