These days, though VR systems massively are gaining popularity and becoming more advanced, they still are mainly available on select software and hardware. However, this may possibly change now, as the latest Google Chrome best version gets ready to support web-based virtual reality experiences.
The new Chrome 79 beta version reveals information related to web-based VR support. The developers can develop sites with content that includes 360° videos, immersive art and games with the help of ‘WebXR Device API’. Websites can be presented on any smartphone or on any head-mounted displays like Oculus Quest.
Apart from Chrome, web-based virtual reality content support will be released soon to other browser powered by Chromium like Oculus Browser and Firebox Reality. In the coming days, Chrome as well as other internet browsers will be supporting augmented reality attributes as well.
The other features which come packed with Chrome 79 beta update include freezing, where pages which remain open in background for over 5 minutes would get suspended. The page would remain frozen till the time the tab is not playing any video or music and the website has not been opted out. This new Chrome feature should help save battery on devices that are less powerful.
One can download Chrome 79 beta version now or else wait till the time the features arrive on the primary Chrome browser in the coming month.