Google Shutting Down Jump VR Platform Next Month: Report

The business is telling users to download their information before it closes down the movie sewing platform entirely, Engadget reported late Saturday. Launched in 2015, Jump is Google’s professional VR movie alternative. It makes 3D 360-degree video production at scale possible with automated video stitching using the ability of Cloud.

In an email sent to users and a note published on the Jump FAQ webpage, the tech giant said the platform will stop accepting uploads for processing on June 26.

“People who need a copy of the data they uploaded into the cloud will have until June 27th to download all of them. On June 28th, Google will begin erasing Jump’s cloud data and deactivating accounts,” the email read.

Google has seen the emergence of a number of good alternative solutions for creators.

“As these new cameras, formats, and editing programs became available, we saw usage of Jump Assembler decline,” the company said.

Jump was Google’s big bet on virtual reality video along with also the company had worked with GoPro and Yi to construct dedicated VR cameras. Yi had released $17,000 (approximately Rs. 12 lakhs) VR camera with Google at 2017.

The closing of Jump VR is not Google’s first death from VR. The company had previously pulled the plug on a luxury cinematic VR camera which it was growing in partnership with Imax.