Google Earth is now available in virtual reality, which is comfortably the coolest thing to happen today.
The beloved globe-exploring software can be downloaded from the Steam Store today for use on the HTC Vive.
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The high-end headset has first dibs, but Google is rolling out the platform to other headsets from next year.
In a post on the Google blog the company explained
“Earth VR comes with cinematic tours and hand-picked destinations that send you to the Amazon River, the Manhattan skyline, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and more.”
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While the release is a bonus for the Vive community, it’s a surprise the big G isn’t bringing the experience to Daydream View considering the company’s VR push is gaining momentum.
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