Google Earth Virtual Reality Is The Free Around-The-World Holiday You've Been Hoping For

A gamechanger

Groundbreaking as the technology may be, nothing in the current crop of virtual reality games is going to convince us to throw our cash at a pricey headset – especially not PlayStation VR's Job Simulator.

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That was, until Google announced that a virtual reality version ofEarthEarth, Google's extremely detailed presentation of our very own planet, is being fine-tuned for a 2017 release.

In essence, this means that we can go on a globe-spanning holiday at our desks – albeit in a deserted, 24 Days Later-style environment of bleak, intense loneliness.

But you won't have to deal with customs!

Check out the trailer above, and watch out for Google Earth VR on virtual reality platforms come 2017.