Google's VR Push Is Now A Lot Stronger Than Cardboard
Google's expanding its VR initiative with Google Jump, which aims to streamline the process of shooting and producing virtual reality videos.By Matt Picht | May 28, 2015
For all its merits, Google's cardboard virtual reality headset always seemed like kind of a joke. It's hard to see how Google expects to compete in the VR space with this dinky little OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT.
"I'm excited to announce that GoPro plans to build and sell a Jump-ready 360° camera array," Google exec Clay Bavor said.
Looks like Google's next big contribution to virtual reality centers around this wild camera rig. The tech company announced their new VR initiative Jump at their annual I/O Developers Conference, which involves strapping 16 GoPro cameras together to record 360° video.