At the end of 2016, virtual reality was on the rise and more and more players were launching headlong into various projects around this technology. Google at the time launched its virtual reality mask, Daydream View, and a software environment entirely dedicated to VR.
Four years later, Google announces the official end of Daydream which will therefore join the graveyard of Google applications and services.
The end of Google’s VR platform is hardly a surprise. Last year, when the Pixel 4, the Mountain View company had overlooked Daydream compatibility with the Pixel 4. A Google spokesperson had confirmed the imminent death of the service.
Google is therefore definitively stopping the development of its virtual reality platform, which may not even work with Android 11 at all. Most of DayDream’s third-party applications, however, will remain available on the Play Store as individual applications.