It's been a while since Google last updated its Daydream View VR headset back in October 2017, and it started seeing heavy discounts the following April. Now, Google has pulled the headset from its online store, as spotted by 9to5Google. The news comes following yesterday's Made By Google event, where the Mountain View firm announced the Pixel 4 series, the Pixelbook Go, and more.
The change is a real blow for smartphone-powered virtual reality and consumer VR in general. Gear VR was something that Samsung promoted for a long time until this year's Galaxy Note10 finally didn't support it anymore. Lenovo doesn't sell its Mirage Solo anymore either, although that was a standalone Daydream-powered VR headset.
If you want cheap VR, you can still get the much less capable Google Cardboard. If that's not your bag, there are plenty of more expensive virtual reality alternatives out there, including standalone products like the Oculus Quest, along with other products that require you to be tethered to a PC that has a dedicated GPU.
Obviously, it's possible that Google is planning to refresh its Daydream hardware, but it seems unlikely, given that the company had its big annual hardware launch event yesterday.