Late last year Google discontinued active development of the company’s smartphone-based VR platform: Google Cardboard. At that time, the announcement was made that Google would open-source the project, an olive branch for developers hoping to continue improving the product. Google has now released the Cardboard Unity SDK to support these efforts.
The blog post announcing the SDK noted that developers will receive support that goes beyond the SDK:
“In addition to the Unity SDK, we are also providing a sample application for iOS/Android, which will be a great aid for developers trying to debug their own creations. This release not only fulfills a promise we made to our Cardboard community, but also shows our support, as we move away from smartphone VR and leave it in the more-than-capable hands of our development community.”