Google “bury” another project - Daydream VR platform

Google has decided to replenish its "cemetery" with another project - this is a virtual reality platform


What is it

Google introduced Daydream 3 years ago in2016, and in 2017, the second generation of the Daydream View headset was released. It allowed you to use applications and games in virtual reality - for this, the smartphone had to be placed in a special slot in the headset itself.

At the same time, Daydream was not in great demand. Therefore, the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, introduced yesterday, do not support the platform.

What now

Google said it is stopping supportDaydream VR platforms and headset sales. But they will continue to work, and the company will retain the support of existing users. In addition, the manufacturer will no longer certify new Android devices for the Daydream platform. Supported smartphones will continue to work with the headset, but the company does not plan to release any new features.

“We saw great potential in a smartphone withVR support, the ability to get an immersive experience anywhere. But soon we noticed some limitations that did not allow us to make a long-term viable project. In particular, the serious problem was the need to put the smartphone in the headset - users lost access to the applications they use during the day. We have not received the widespread recognition from consumers or developers that we were counting on. Over time, we saw a decrease in the use of the Daydream View headset, ”the press service of Google said.

At the same time, the company plans to focus on the development of augmented reality.