Just recently rumours have been swirling around the internet about Google’s plans for VR in the future. Their potential VR headset has been either cancelled or is still in the works. Daydream, whilst still a major element of their VR plan for the time being, might not even be the future for Google VR. Recent hiring rumours might bring that to question however, as a major player in Samsung’s VR department has made the move from the Korean company to the software giant.
From Samsung to Google
Matt Apfel, the former Vice President for VR content at Samsung, left the company in the first quarter of 2016 reports Android Headlines. Now, the former head has moved to Google, probably working in a similar role. Apfel’s new role has not been detailed by sources at Google, and the company itself has yet to release this information. Previously, Apfel responsible for content acquisition for Samsung’s VR content.
Daydream is likely to remain a big part for Google’s VR plans for the foreseeable future. The hiring of Apfel could mean that more third party content could be making itself to the Daydream store.