In October, Google officially announced it was abandoning its Daydream View virtual reality headset project. At the same time, the company decided to open the Cardboard VR unit for The Lite. Google says it has sold more than 15 million copies of its Cardboard worldwide, but has also seen a downward trend. As an entry-level VR experience based on smart machines and cardboard, it’s great to be able to achieve this.
(From: Github, via TheVerge)
Launched in 2014, Cardboard is one of the first DIY VR suites to be included in projects such as FOV2GO. Initially, Google partnered with The New York Times to promote Cardboard, giving many people a first-time glimpse of the vr world.
Over time, however, the heat of VR has subsided. After Google abandoned Daydream and announced open source Cardboard, users who wanted to continue to experience VR were only looking for alternatives such as Oculus or Samsung Gear VR.
The good news is that Google says it will continue to add new features to the Cardboard open source project. But the company didn’t disclose anything other than Unity SDK support.