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Google announces Chrome Officially WebVR Ready, and more

Google‘s philosophy has always been clear: to Democratize Virtual Reality, making it accessible to as many as possible. Their very first VR Product, the Google Cardboard, is tangible proof of this. Their VR Motto is “VR For All“, and the tech giant has been one of (if not “the”) the Champions of the platform aimed to make Virtual Reality Experiences accessible to all across the planet: WebVR.

Google had previously added support for WebVR on Chrome this past February, but thanks to the release of Google Chrome 61 update, you can now also surf any site (2D and 3D) on the web in a VR environment, whether or not it has any specific virtual reality extras added.

Google Chrome’s Happiness Evangelist, François Beaufort, made the following announcement via Google+ (insert inner-voice question about who actually uses Google+ here, lol):

We’re excited to see all the advancements to the WebVR platform, and to see how far other Browsers such as Firefox and even Opera have taken the technology.

I would love to hear about your favorite WebVR Experiences, and if you have developed any WebVR content of your own. If you have not yet done so, I would urge you to watch the WebVR Presentation embedded above, courtesy of Google, as presented during their Google I/O 2017 Conference.

I’d also like to point you towards the Google-backed LCD Soundsystem WebVR Experiment, one of the coolest collaborative VR experiences that exist.