With live sports beginning to return to action in the coming weeks ahead, it'll be a long time before audiences are allowed to return to stadiums.
That means for anyone watching at home, they're in for a weird experience - basically, no background noise, no crowd ambience. However, Sky Sports are planning something a little different to make it at least feel like it's normal.
From next week on, the Premier League matches on Sky Sports will come with the option of having a simulated crowd ambience taken straight from 'FIFA 20'. The idea is that the ambience will be automatically generated by whatever's happening on the pitch, so if someone scores, the crowd noise will respond.
It's not just football that are taking on the idea as well. Already, the NBA have said that they're trialling the idea of using crowd ambience for their matches, taken from another EA Sports title - 'NBA 2K'. Sky Sports MD Robbie Webster explained that they "want Sky Sports viewers to still feel it all and have the best possible viewing experience — even if they can’t be in the stadiums or watch with their family and friends."
Of course, if the whole thing is too weird for you, you can simply turn off the noise and shout at the TV screen like a normal person.