It became known that next year Google will close the Poly 3D object library, which was launched in 2017 and was primarily aimed at developers in the field of virtual and augmented reality. According to the available data, it will be impossible to upload new content to Poly after April 30, 2021, and the service will stop working completely on June 30.
Recall that the Poly service was intended to help developers create low-poly virtual reality objects. It also served as a library of resources that developers could use in games and applications built on virtual reality technologies. Poly offered an easier way to create 3D objects than other similar tools like the Google Tilt Brush or Autodesk and Blender apps.
It’s worth noting that the decision to shut down Poly is not surprising, as Google previously stopped selling its Daydream VR headsets, closed Spotlight Stories VR studio along with Daydream Play Movies and TV app, and discontinued the Jump VR platform in 2019 year.
To not lose the 3D objects loaded into the library, Poly users need to download them before the service stops functioning. The source notes that one of the good options for VR developers after Poly closes will be Sketchfab. Users can transfer their developments there or use some other analogs, such as TurboSquid or CGTrader.