I'm not keen. As can often be the case with VR it seems they've gone over the top to create this vast illusion of space. There is no need for that chasm between the sofa area and the 'Welcome Back' screen.
The best use of VR I think is when it's used for compact spaces. Like they did with the World Cup studio and the ITV News studio.
I'm all for AR, it can be really useful in cleverly presenting facts and figures, etc... but I have yet to see a VR set that I actually like. I think one of the big problems is when they're created by graphic designers with no experience of, or talent for, set design.
One initial impression – if the intention is to appear to be in a stadium, then it’s a shame that stadium is empty on match day. Not that they should people in, but maybe something more abstract would not give the same odd feel.
It's like all the empty newsrooms up across the country.
Looks like it's empty for Focus, a crowd for the 3pm kick-offs then presumably empty and dark for MOTD.
Not sure if the occassionally seen ITV Sport studio is virtual (I'd assume so) but they have a similar idea executed better IMO. Great use though of a small space by the BBC - not perfect but better than most previous efforts.