Google Earth VR is one of the best virtual reality applications, but unfortunately it’s only available for PC VR. Currently, alternative to Oculus Quest with two great new features — Realworld.
Explore the world in its three-dimensional splendor with superpowers that allow you seconds to get from Tokyo in Berlin in San Francisco: this is the magic of Google Earth VR.
Studio Cubic VR now wants to capture some of this magic with Realworld, VR apps being developed for the Oculus Quest and other XR platforms.
It is the “part,” because the display of three-dimensional world is not completely surrounds the user. Instead, it appears within a limited area, which may be associated with reduced processing power self-sufficient virtual reality glasses. However, users can move around the map and change the proportions to your liking. And then a skyscraper or mountain abyss still needs to seem realistic.
These functions is not even Google Earth VR
The best new feature of Realworld — multi-user support. Although Google Earth VR, a solo traveller, you can explore the world together with Realworld. Cubic VR developers are keeping pace with the times and also offer support for hand tracking in Quests. So we can safely postpone the controller in the direction that should appeal especially to beginners in VR.
However, this is not all new features that offers Realworld: users can post drawings and annotations visible to others, import 3D models and place them in the landscape, take pictures and video, broadcast live, and more. You can also open the panorama streets and look around 360 degrees.
The same 3D data in Microsoft Flight Simulator
The application receives a 3D map of a map service, Microsoft Bing Maps instead of Google Maps. So Realworld uses the same data sets, and Microsoft Flight Simulator .
The app is still under development. You can register to participate in beta testing and newsletter on the official website. Realworld is being developed for the Oculus Quest; version for PC VR, AR glasses like Hololens 2 and AR for smartphones that are under testing.
If you want to explore the world with Oculus Quest right now and you don’t have PC you can do this using apps Wander Quest. Unfortunately, it only supports views, but as Realworld, offers a multiplayer mode.