Google Today announced the end of support for Expeditions. This virtual reality application will also be withdrawn from its own Play Store and Apple’s App Store in June next year. The company pointed out in a rather confusing blog post “Expanding Google Art and Culture through Adventure” that the 360-degree guided tour captured for the project will continue to exist, but will be transferred to Google Arts & Culture.
Jennifer Holland (Jennifer Holland) Education Program Management Director said that the decision was made to make the content more accessible to students and educators.
“This year, the significance of involving students in the classroom is completely different. She said: “As schools around the world reimagine education in the hybrid world from scratch, we have been thinking deeply about how to adjust our tools to meet the needs of the moment and at the same time serve the future And construction. “We have heard and realized that not always all learners can use the immersive experience of VR headsets, this year even more, because the transition of blended learning has brought the effective use of Expeditions in schools. challenge. “
These contents will be provided together with the “Art and Culture” museum tour and other contents, and all users can get it for free. At least for teachers and parents who are trying to maintain their children’s education by closing schools in the face of the pandemic, this is at least a small victory.
It’s worth noting that this news came more than a month after Google announced that it would terminate support for the ill-fated Daydream. VR platform. The project was launched 4 years ago and aims to bring low-cost virtual reality that failed to realize its potential.