There have been a variety of thrilling bulletins made by Google right now, however sadly the corporate had some disappointing information to share, too.
Daydream VR has been discontinued by Google. The corporate confirmed the choice to Selection, saying that the Pixel Four is not going to assist Daydream VR and that it has stopped promoting Daydream VR headsets. The Daydream app and retailer will proceed working for current customers, although.
As for why it is killing off Daydream VR, Google explains that it “noticed some clear limitations” on smartphone-based VR and that client and developer adoption hasn’t been as broad as the corporate would have hoped.
This is Google’s full assertion on the matter:
“We noticed a variety of potential in smartphone VR — with the ability to use the smartphone you carry with you in all places to energy an immersive on-the-go expertise. However over time we observed some clear limitations constraining smartphone VR from being a viable long-term resolution. Most notably, asking folks to place their telephone in a headset and lose entry to the apps they use all through the day causes immense friction.
“There additionally hasn’t been the broad client or developer adoption we had hoped, and we’ve seen reducing utilization over time of the Daydream View headset. So whereas we’re now not promoting Daydream View or supporting Daydream on Pixel 4, the Daydream app and retailer will stay out there for current customers.
“We’re investing heavily in helpful AR experiences like Google Lens, AR walking navigation in Maps, and AR in Search that use the smartphone camera to bridge the digital and physical worlds, helping people do more with what they see and learn about the world around them.”
Google launched Daydream VR three years in the past, and it provided customers a lower-cost solution to strive digital actuality that they might take anyplace. As a result of it is powered by your telephone, Daydream VR does not require an costly gaming PC, and the headset is less expensive than most different models. Regardless of these advantages, Daydream VR by no means actually caught on, and now it is disappearing for good.
Did you ever strive Daydream VR?