Never have I uttered the phrase “holy f—k” so many times in one virtual reality session. That’s how amazing the new Google Earth VR is when you experience it using the HTC Vive.
This is the Google Earth experience I’ve been waiting for.
Offered as a free download in the Steam VR store, Google Earth VR starts out by offering tours of various cities around the globe. Yes, do take those tours: You’ll need a primer before you test out your new, godly VR powers.
Using an HTC Vive controller, you can click and drag your way through megalopolises like Tokyo and New York, towering over 3D Google Earth renderings of the cities that give you the sense of what Godzilla must feel like when stomping his way through the streets of Shibuya. Read more…