Google Chrome, which according to analytics firm runs on more than 60 percent of PCs, is getting support for Windows Mixed Reality support. Google Chrome has supported some virtual reality headsets, but proper support for all Windows Mixed Reality headsets has been missing.
According to a new Chromium commit spotted by us, the Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome and the new Microsoft Edge will support Windows Mixed Reality headsets natively. Google is adding a new flag to Chrome that will enable Windows Mixed Reality headsets with WebVR.
It’s important to note that there is already a flag for WebVR, but a future update to Chrome will also add Windows Mixed Reality flag to deliver better experience and compatibility.
According to another Chromium post, Google is also enabling ‘MixedRealityDevice’ to support Windows Mixed Reality. “This change just adds a skeleton device that doesn’t support any sessions, but will be created when the API is available,” the post reads.
Other improvements also planned
Google is working on several improvements for Chrome on Windows 10. For example, the browser is set to get native dark theme support and the company is also testing a new that will help block unintended downloads.