Google has released a stable version of Chrome with support for WebVR, although at the moment it is only compatible with the Daydream platform. In the coming months, Cardboard and more viewers will arrive.
Virtual reality is coming to mobile devices, specifically those compatible with Daydream, since Google you have published a new version of your browser Chrome that allows us to access virtual experiences with the same ease that we visit traditional web pages. Compatibility with other viewers will arrive in the coming months, so we will soon be able to enjoy WebVR on Cardboard and other desktop HMDs. At the moment, on the rest of the devices we can access the virtual reality contents but without the immersive experience and interacting with them with our fingers or mouse.
From Google they recommend us some websites with virtual reality support such as Bear 71, the Matterport library, the Within documentaries, the Sketchfab scenes or the WebVR Lab experience, where we can teleport to different places and interact with the Daydream controller. The National Film Board of Canada, creators of the award-winning documentary Bear 71, have commented that previously they had their project published in Flash, an application already obsolete in most browsers, and therefore in order for their work to continue to be accessible on the net and to be able to take advantage of the new features offered by virtual reality, they chose to create the WebVR version.
Those developers interested in WebVR can see other case studies to know which contents are more likely to implement and how to deal with developments. Finally, we throw you a question:
Do you think that Web pages will make the leap to a 3D experience or will they simply be added to the virtual or augmented world on a flat “screen”?