Google could present its new Standalone viewer with Inside-Out tracking during the I / O Developer Conference that is already taking place and will continue until this Friday, May 19.
According to an exclusive of Variety, Google could introduce its new Standalone viewer with Inside-Out tracking during the I / O Developer Conference. This has already started today Wednesday 17 and will continue until this Friday 19. It will most likely use its Project Tango technology to map the room and deduce its position relative to it using internal sensors and cameras, without the need for external sensors, much like Microsoft’s Hololens, Oculus ‘ Santa Cruz prototype, or Intel’s Project Alloy. Like them, you wouldn’t need a computer or mobile connection either.
Google has already shown interest in virtual reality experiences with room scale: they have bought two virtual reality studios: Skillman and Hackett, creators of Tiltbrush (2016) and Owlchemy Labs, creators of Job Simulator (2016) and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017); in addition, they upgraded their Google Earth to VR, apart from creating the Cardboard environments and the new Daydream.
Variety stresses that HTC is also committed to building a standalone viewer with internal tracking. Can it be that Google’s device is the same as HTC’s? Remember that it is HTC who manufactures Google Pixel phones for Daydream. Is it possible that it is a Standalone Steam VR? Even if it’s a decaffeinated Steam VR.
We’ll see how this all ends. Google could not show anything of its Standalone and focus on Daydream, show for the first time its Standalone to developers and even present it and we discover a partnership of Google with HTC and its Steam VR, similar to that of Oculus and Samsung with Gear VR.
Many possibilities and doubts Will it have a design similar to Daydream? In three days we’ll have the answers.