IE teams with ESPN to bring the ESPN FC World Cup Essentials sports hub to the Web

The Internet Explorer team is working with ESPN to bring the ESPN FC World Cup Essentials sports hub to the Web, giving you exclusive content for the June event in Brazil. The launch is the latest in the “Rethink what the Web can be” initiatives, which showcase what’s possible on the Web with innovative experiences using Internet Explorer 11.

The ESPN FC World Cup Essentials sports hub will display immersive 3D artwork, made possible with HTML5 and WebGL, and adaptive browsing from your mobile phone to your laptop or desktop PC. The site will work well across all modern browsers and devices, but it’s perfect for touch in IE 11.

You’ll be able to circle the 3D globe to swipe through the best of the past to relive your favorite moments in sporting history. Or, you can go back to the inaugural 1930 games in Uruguay, or relive Spain’s victory over Johannesburg four years ago. If you want to show your team pride, you can learn chants and traditions with fun fan videos.

“The ESPN FC World Cup Essentials site joins other IE experiences such as 22tracks and Assassin’s Creed Pirates as examples of what is possible on the Web today with modern browsers,” writes Roger Capriotti in a blog post. “We hope these real world experiences inspire Web developers all over the world to rethink what the Web can be and explore the possibilities on their own.”

To learn more, head over to the Exploring IE blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff