The Oregon Ducks are known for having unique and stylish features within their sports programs (especially with their Nike connection), but they took things to another level on Saturday for their football game against Oregon State.

Master Chief and a ‘Halo Infinite’ augmented reality animation made an appearance at Autzen Stadium, with the Microsoft video game releasing on Dec. 8.

Was this necessary? Absolutely not. But it’s pretty neat!

The mixed reality technology got plenty of attention in September when the Carolina Panthers let their panther loose to jump around Bank of America Stadium in September.

So, expect to see this stuff much more at sporting events in the coming years.

As for the football game, No. 11 Oregon beat in-state rival Oregon State 38-29.

[Photo Credit: Oregon Athletics]

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