Google VR SDK available now

Daydream developer tools feature native Unity and Unreal integration
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Google has announced its virtual reality toolset has finally graduated from its beta, with the Google VR SDK 1.0 available to download now.

The tools enable devs to begin creating games for the first phones and headsets that will support Google Daydream, the company’s new VR platform announced earlier this year. 

Google has also teamed up with Epic Games and Unity to create native integrations for their respective game engines. This marks the debut of native Daydream support for Unity, which adds head tracking, deep linking and easy Android manifest configuration.

Meanwhile, the updated Unreal integration adds Daydream controller support to the editor and new rendering optimisations.

“Our updated SDK simplifies common VR development tasks so you can focus on building immersive, interactive mobile VR applications for Daydream-ready phones and headsets, and supports integrated asynchronous reprojection, high fidelity spatialised audio, and interactions using the Daydream controller,” Google VR product manager Nathan Martz wrote on the firm’s developer blog.

You can find out more via the blog post, and apply to be part of Google’s Daydream Access Program.

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