What's more, these headsets will come with new WorldSense positional tracking, which lets the headset track your movements in space.
It is likely these headsets will contain mobile chips like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 to enable them to be powerful enough to power VR experiences but also remain light and portable. The company is reported to introduce a new standalone mobile VR device, which would not require a smartphone or a PC to operate.
The partnership with HTC is interesting in part because HTC has been building its own high-end HTC Vive VR headset. It's a virtual reality platform developed by Google that's built into the Android OS (as of Android 7.1), rather than as an App with Google's first VR platform, Google Cardboard. "Vive will be making a stand-alone VR product for the Google Daydream Platform", an HTC representative said.
Cables, for example, are restrictive and frustrating to deal with when you're immersed in a virtual world and trying to move around while wearing a headset.
As no external device, such as a smartphone or computer, is required to power the headsets, the website says that users won't have to worry about tripping over wires and "latency should be non-existent".
Google's annual developer conference, the Google I/O, witnesses the release of some of the biggest technological breakthroughs in technology.
Google has confirmed rumours that it is working on a standalone virtual reality headset based around its Daydream platform, and that it has signed Lenovo and HTC up as partners to bring it to market.
The new Daydream standalone headset reference design includes custom specifications for tracking cameras and other sensors that make the best use of the Tango-based tracking technology Google has placed in the headset. The devices will be coming out at a later point this year.
The company has reportedly been working on the stand-alone VR system for more than a year now.