2016 was a big year for VR, and it's about to get bigger. Google will be launching its Daydream VR platform in a matter of weeks, Bloomberg reports.
Alphabet, Google's parent company, is said to be investing big money on content for the platform. Much of this is going toward development of video games and apps, licensing sports leagues and shooting 360-degree videos, many of which include YouTube stars, according to the publication.
Daydream is being built into the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, which launched this week. It saidthat Samsung, HTC, ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi, Alcatel, Asus and LG had agreed to make "Daydream ready" smartphones.
The idea of the platform is to be the Android of VR. Google will provide a VR platform for other companies to build hardware around, like how it provides an operating system, Android, for companies like Samsung and HTC to build smartphones around.
However, we've not yet seen any headsets designed specifically for the platform.
Google was contacted for comment but did not immediately respond.