During Google I/O, Google announced that the Daydream platform is expanding to support a new category of VR devices, namely standalone headsets. VIVE was thrilled to announce that they will be building one of the first standalone headsets for the platform, with a release date set for later this year.
“At VIVE,” they stated on the official press release, “we believe Virtual Reality has the power to change lives. From storytellers and manufacturers to doctors and teachers, VR is impacting every part of society and sparking imagination like never before. Vive represents the best in VR experiences with our industry-leading PC-based solution, and we’re only at the very beginning of the journey.”
They went on to state that they have worked closely with both developers and consumers over the past several years, which has helped them to fine-tune their technology and get them “perfectly positioned to deliver the most premium standalone headset and user experience,” as they put it on the official blog. They promise that the standalone headset will provide an even deeper and immersive experience than before.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more, but what are your thoughts on the announcement thus far? Are you excited for the new headset coming up?