Soon, you will be able to browse anything on the web in VR, thanks to Google’s new project WebVR. The project aims to provide us a completely immersive Chrome rather than a few VR specific sites.
What WebVR entails?
To realise its ultimate vision to bridge the present gap between WebVR and non-WebVR sites, the latest from the Google’s lab Chrome Beta and Chrome Beta Dev on Android have been armed with special features. Chrome Beta contains a WebVR setting that enables enhanced VR device compatibility with VR websites built against WebVR standards. While Chrome Dev, though lags behind Beta, possess a ‘VR Shell’ setting. In the words of Google’s Chromium Evangelist François Beaufort himself, “It enable[s] a browser shell for VR” which “allows users to browse the web while using Cardboard or Daydream-ready viewers.” Both options are available in the browser’s Flags page which can be accessed by entering chrome://flags in the URL bar.
Though VR Shell isn’t fully functional yet, but both the options are landmarks in Google’s aim to provide seamless VR experience across the web.
Better VR days ahead, isn’t it?
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Coverage: Indian Express