As far as applications for VR go, this seems obvious, simple and yet brilliant.
Teleport yourself anywhere Google has been before by simply entering your lat/long coordinates as URL parameters or by clicking on the built in pop-up mini-map, move the browser window to your Oculus Rift display, make it fullscreen and bam! You’re there.
The coding under the hood is actually a merging of several open source projects, hacked together by Luca to realise his vision. Very nice work sir!
The Oculus Google Street View app can be found here: http://oculusstreetview.eu.pn/
VR-Gaming are really looking forward to some virtual tourism when we get our our dev kits this summer. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to send you a virtual postcard.
For the unimaginative amongst you, VR-Gaming has compiled a short list of top destinations to visit:
- The Tardis
- Palace of Versailles
- Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley
- The Big Apple
- Longleat House
- Kunsthistorisches Art Museum, Austria
- Taj Mahal
- Tengboche Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
- Ta Prohm “The Sacred Tree”, Cambodia
- Redwall Cavern, Colorado River, Arizona
- The Colosseum, Rome
- South Pole
- Windmills in the Netherlands
- The Eiffel Tower, France
We’d really like to see what interesting locations you can find, where looks best in VR? Leave us a comment below and we’ll cherry pick the best ones for inclusion in the list above (giving you credit of course).