Google Earth VR finally adds support for Oculus Rift

Google has updated its Google Earth VR experience to include support for the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers. Previously, Google Earth VR was exclusive to the HTC Vive, despite that a relatively straightforward workaround allowed Rift users to access it almost immediately after it was released.

Now, official Oculus Rift support has arrived in a recent upgrade which also saw Google Earth interface get a revamp. Google has added 27 new locations to Google Earth VR, such as Table Mountain in South Africa, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, and Palermo in Italy, as well as offering a new way to visit destinations by typing on a virtual, floating keyboard.

Meanwhile, the Google Earth app recently became its own entity and can now be accessed from browsers.

The Google Earth VR experience was released last November on Steam for the HTC Vive and has been praised as an immersive and exciting way to explore the planet. You can check it out for free over at the Steam store.

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