There is a great future for Virtual Reality. Yet we are currently still at the beginning of this era. Within Google, various projects were started on VR but also truncated. According to the latest information, Google is now working on a completely new type of hybrid VR goggles.
The glasses for Virtual Reality which we have yet seen let users travel to completely another virtual world. These glasses are primarily intended to view or play in 360-degree Games 360-degree photos and videos. This is also the image that most people have when it comes to VR.
However, the future of VR is even greater. According to new information on developments, Virtual Reality will meet the so-called Augmented Reality within Google in the near future. The company operates with a new type of VR glasses which meet the real world and virtual reality and actually creates a mix between augmented reality and virtual reality.
Augmented Reality is a technique in which virtual elements are added to the real world. The app Layar is a good example. Layar is capable of using the GPS position and the viewing direction of the smartphone using the smartphone camera to show virtual details in the real world. The latest very popular game Pokemon Go also has Augmented Reality elements.
The new glasses that Google is now working on seems to be a mix of Google Glass (augmented reality) and the Google Cardboard (VR goggles). The device will stand on its own according to all the rumors and does not need to be connected to a smartphone or computer. The device is said to be so high that it could compete with the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.
For now, Google has no plans or time frame for the introduction of the VR goggles. Finally, it appears primarily to be a prototype, on which Google will base its future.