Google Hires Logan Olson for its VR Team
Logan Olson is the developer of SoundStage, an amazing VR music creation tool, and he now joined Clay Bavor’s Virtual Reality team at Google. The SoundStage app allows you to assemble and operate a virtual music studio around you by using the HTC Vive headset and its wireless controllers. Many claim it is some kind of techno Tilt Brush.
SoundStage Developer Joins Google’s VR Team
“We’re excited to welcome Logan to the Google VR team. As a leader in thinking about creating in VR with his app SoundStage, we’re really inspired by what he’s built and for the potential for VR and creativity.” Said a Google spokesperson.
SoundStage officially released its full version on Steam last month with a 1.0 release that added some interesting new features but at the same time ended its active development. The application now has support for the Oculus Rift as well. Google hiring Olson confirms that the company will build on Olson’s expertise for existing and upcoming Google products.
Google launched its Daydream VR platform along with the powerful Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones last fall, but they haven’t yet become quite popular. Other manufacturers developed Daydream-compatible devices as well, but these smartphones’ limited availability could have limited Daydream’s popularity and visibility. With Olson on Google’s payroll, the company shows it is still interested in the creative possibilities of Virtual Reality.
Source: The Verge