Google has internally kickstarted the development of an augmented reality headset that will “blend computer graphics with a video feed of the real world” to deliver an immersive AR experience, with launch tentatively set for 2024, according to a report from The Verge.

The report describes the headset, codenamed Project Iris, as a “tightly kept secret” at Google with around 300 employees working on the project. Project Iris will use an array of sensors and cameras to project computer-generated content onto the real world.

One technical challenge of such headsets is being able to compute complicated 3D environments using high-performance mobile chipsets. A custom Google processor will reportedly power Project Iris, but even that may not be enough as the report suggests Google could offload some performance to data centers to render content.

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