Google's AR objects in search results have been hugely popular, especially the many animals you can get up close and personal with. During today's Google I/O keynote, the company announced that it's bringing world-class athletes to life in AR next.
Want to see Simone Biles dismount a beam right in your backyard — well now you can. Fancy a kickabout with Megan Rapinoe in the park — you can do that too. Always wanted to face a Naomi Osaka serve — guess what, Google has that covered as well.
If you’ve ever wanted to see Megan Rapinoe, Naomi Osaka or Simone Biles perform their impressive feats up close, now you can. We’re bringing some of the world’s best athletes to AR in Search. #GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/DX54bYAZmK
— Google (@Google) May 18, 2021
Those are the only examples we know about so far, but many more of the best athletes around will be featured so watch out for it next time you look up your favorite sports star.