Virtual reality is here, and although it’s yet to truly hit the mainstream, progress is constantly being made.
This week HTC announced its new Viveport VR app store for non-gaming focused virtual experiences, and now we’ve learned of another small but exciting development.
Google’s Tilt Brush paint game, available on Steam for the HTC Vive, allows users to create large-scale 3D paintings in an open space, and now it’s getting multiplayer.
The game has spawned several art exhibits, and has been consistently improved since launching in 2014, but multiplayer has always been conspicuously lacking.
Related: Best VR headset
Google made the announcement that the feature is in the works in a blog post, which details how the new mode will allow users to “share ideas, draw and create with others — in the same place in real time.”
In practice, each player will be represented by a floating headset icon, which should keep the focus on the painting rather than the people.
You will have the ability to decorate each other’s headsets, so we can’t imagine players won’t spend inordinate amounts of time drawing moustaches on each other, and perhaps some less flattering items.
And there’s some further features coming to Google’s creative VR platform, such as the ability to make crude animations by adding items to a wheel and spinning it.
There’s also a new portal brush, which will allow you to see the real world around you using the Vive’s camera.
Google has only announced these features, including multiplayer, are in the works and hasn’t said exactly when they will arrive. But stay tuned for more in the near future.
WATCH: Trusted Explains – Virtual Reality
Let us know if you’re excited for multiplayer in Tilt Brush in the comments.