If you’ve been dreaming of HTC’s standalone Google VR headset, it’s time to wake up.
The phone manufacturer was working with Google on a “new breed” of VR headset, it was. The wireless HTC headset was expected to support Google’s Daydream VR platform and work without a phone or a separate computer.
Following a report by TechCrunch, Google’s VP of AR and VR Clay Bavor confirmed on Twitter that HTC wouldn’t be producing a Daydream-branded headset, but the two companies would continue to work together:
HTC has today showed off the, a wireless headset powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon. It claims to offer “six-degrees-of-freedom tracking,” meaning you won’t need a roomful of cameras to move around a virtual world.
Lenovo was also working with Google on a Daydream headset, which Google told Fast Company is still going ahead.
HTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.