Try Chrome and Firefox in VR now with Oculus and Cardboard

Chris Burns - Jul 3, 2014, 12:44pm CDT
Try Chrome and Firefox in VR now with Oculus and Cardboard

Welcome to the wide open door of the internet, Virtual Reality, it’s nice to see that you’ve finally arrived. This week both Mozilla and Google are speaking about their efforts to bring a “VR-Engabled Browser” to the universe, one that’d allow the whole web to be visualized with virtual reality goggles like Oculus Rift.

With Google’s most recent effort with #Cardboard, you’ll find the world of Virtual Reality on the cheap to be getting a whole lot more popular on the cheap. Have a peek at our recent “DIY Google Cardboard” article to see how you can make it happen for yourself.

One example pushed to Chrome that you can try now is this Quake demo. Jump in and use your keyboard to control. This demonstration is very, very similar in implementation to the South Park exploration we saw just yesterday.

Both Vladimir Vukićević (for Mozilla) and Brandon Jones (for Google) have noted that they’re working with code for both their respective web browsers for Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. You can see Tojicode for Chrome and Bitops for Firefox to dive in face-first. This is truly a consumer-level adventure, right from the start.

VIA: Engadget

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