At Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launch yesterday, the company also took the wraps off a brand new Daydream View VR headset. This is in line with the rumors that we have been hearing that Google might have a new Daydream View headset in the works, one that we saw thanks to leaked renders.
For the most part on the outside, the Daydream View appears to look the same as the original. However according to Google, it will feature the use of two-tone fabric that keeps the headset feeling soft and lighter. It is also said to offer up high-performance lenses that will allow for better image clarity and a wider field of vision. Google will also offer exclusive VR content for the Daydream platform.
According to Google, “We’re bringing you more of these amazing, only-in-VR moments with a slate of new and exclusive premium content for Daydream. Get closer than front row seats with intimate performances from your favorite stars like Ed Sheeran in “Austin City Limits Backstage.” Hear personal confessions from huge comics like Trevor Noah in “The Confessional,” a YouTube VR original from Felix & Paul. With “The Female Planet,” follow in the footsteps of inspiring women like Gina Rodriguez and Inna Braverman. Venture to all seven continents with the new series “Discovery TRVLR,” and blast off into space with IMAX 3D in Google Play Movies.”
It also looks like the rumors were true about a price increase as the new Daydream View headset is priced at $99 which is $20 more than the original, but if you think it’ll be worth it, pre-orders are currently being accepted.