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Google could make Tilt Brush VR app even more mindblowing with multiplayer mode

Google has prototyped a variety of new features for the VR painting app, but won't say which will become a reality.

Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
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Sean Hollister

Google is a big tease. The company just showed off a whole bunch of awesome new modes for Tilt Brush, including multiplayer. But it won't say which modes will actually come to the amazing VR painting app, or when we might ever see them. (A Google representative declined to say more.)

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Tilt Brush's prototype augmented reality mode.

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Tilt Brush is still easily one of the most incredible experiences you can have in VR. Using the HTC Vive's motion controllers, you paint with light, in 3D. You can walk around, and even inside your creations. (There's nothing quite like sticking your face right into an artist's self-portrait and looking out through their eyes.)

But so far, you've had to paint these works of digital art all by yourself.

And multiplayer is just one of the neat prototypes that may -- or may not -- come to a future version of Tilt Brush. There's also an awesome augmented reality mode that could let you see the real world through the game, using the HTC Vive's camera. Just paint where you want it to go.

You can see the full set of Tilt Brush prototypes at this Google post.