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Welcome to Virtual Reality Society (VRS). A one-stop information and news resource for virtual reality and its related technologies.

Here you will find a wide range of information on the exciting world of virtual reality, from comprehensive material for beginners to interesting and deep discussions of virtual reality’s problems, implications and applications.

Our mission is to become the definitive source of virtual reality information and we constantly strive to achieve this goal. Be sure to bookmark us and check back regularly for new features and new sections on our site.

Oculus Quest 2 Leaks Point To A Truly Next-gen VR Experience

Oculus Quest 2 rumours simply will not die down. Despite no official word from Oculus, it seems each week there’s yet more speculation about Oculus releasing an update about their refresh of the popular Quest standalone headset. We’ve seen supposed renders of what the product will look like and some questionable rumours about what sorts … Continue reading Oculus Quest 2 Leaks Point To A Truly Next-gen VR Experience

16th September 2020

The Future Of XR Looks Bright Thanks To Neuralink, Apple And Other Innovators

XR or extended reality is the umbrella term that includes, virtual-, augmented- and mixed- reality technology. While Virtual Reality is the better known mainstream term and probably the more famous technology, it’s also the least likely to become an every day part of a user’s life. The main reason I make this argument is that … Continue reading The Future Of XR Looks Bright Thanks To Neuralink, Apple And Other Innovators

2nd September 2020

Consumer VR Treadmills Still Aren’t A Thing, But Kat VR Is Giving It A Go Anyway

One of the biggest hurdles facing immersive VR is freedom of movement. While we can easily make someone see and hear a large space around them, any attempt to actually move through that space will end in disaster if you aren’t careful. At first, the easiest solution was to use a gamepad,a device most people … Continue reading Consumer VR Treadmills Still Aren’t A Thing, But Kat VR Is Giving It A Go Anyway

2nd September 2020

Could The Pandemic Be Good For VR?

Let’s be honest, the year 2020 is probably not going to be recorded in the history books as one of the more pleasant time periods in human history. Civil unrest in various parts of the world is bad enough, but we also have an unprecedented global pandemic to contend with. The advent of the novel … Continue reading Could The Pandemic Be Good For VR?

19th August 2020

Sony Assures PlayStation 5 VR Compatibility

It’s not controversial to say that the PSVR is one of the most successful premium VR products on the market. Instead of needing a powerful PC to drive something like an Oculus Rift, all you need is a PSVR and a $299 base model PS4. Sony have innovated quite a lot to get a good … Continue reading Sony Assures PlayStation 5 VR Compatibility

19th August 2020

Virtual Reality in Dentistry: A Match Made in Heaven?

Modern dentistry is a pretty painless practise, but all the cutting-edge dental techniques in the world do little for the anxiety of individual patients. In the collective imagination of the public going to the dentist is something to be feared. It’s no help that serious anxiety is an increasingly common occurrence in modern life. The … Continue reading Virtual Reality in Dentistry: A Match Made in Heaven?

14th August 2020

Microsoft Flight Sim Has Limited VR Support at Launch

Microsoft’s new Flight Sim game is set to launch on the 18th of August 2020. It’s coming to PC and Xbox, available to buy outright or as part of a Game Pass subscription. As preview builds of the game make it into the hands of the media, excitement for the “game” is starting to peak. … Continue reading Microsoft Flight Sim Has Limited VR Support at Launch

3rd August 2020

Oculus Quest 2 Rumours Are Stronger Than Ever

The Oculus Quest is hands-down the VR headset we believe most people should get. It’s the best standalone headset at the moment, with advanced inside-out tracking, a healthy library of native standalone VR games and the killer ability to connect to a computer and act as a full Oculus Rift. The Quest has been an … Continue reading Oculus Quest 2 Rumours Are Stronger Than Ever

3rd August 2020

Don’t Buy an Oculus Go (Or Any 3DoF VR)!

If you haven’t heard, Oculus has pulled the plug on the Go. It’s the most affordable standalone VR headset. This might come as quite a surprise, because by all accounts  it was doing pretty well. Facebook is certainly not running short of money. Oculus Go was part of their big plans for VR and social … Continue reading Don’t Buy an Oculus Go (Or Any 3DoF VR)!

3rd August 2020

Virtual Reality: what is it and why is it important to know about?

Virtual reality is essentially the use of technology to create the illusion of presence in an environment that isn’t really there. It works by sending information to various senses, such as sight and hearing, that fool our brains into experiencing something virtual. The illusion is often completed by the presence of interactivity, in other words the virtual world responds in some way to your presence.

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Where to go from here?

If you are new to virtual reality (or just want a refresher) we suggest you start with our What is virtual reality?section for a more in-depth discussion of the topic. We look at practical examples and discuss the core technologies in a clear and simple way. Providing a solid foundation for further reading.

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Pros and cons of virtual reality

We have series of articles about the various applications of this technology and the equipment used, for example, VR glasses (or goggles as they are sometimes called).

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