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Meta Closes Quest App Lab and Opens Quest Store to Smaller Developers

Meta has begun changing how apps from smaller developers are made available to users. These changes mean that apps and games that were previously unlisted will now appear in the main Quest Store.  The Quest App Lab was launched in 2021 and was designed as a secondary platform for distributing apps. However, after three years, … Continue reading Meta Closes Quest App Lab and Opens Quest Store to Smaller Developers

20th May 2024

Quest 3 Lite: What We Know So Far

Over the last few months, it has been reported that Meta is working on a budget version of the Quest 3. Thus far, dubbed “Quest 3 Lite” or the “Quest 3S”,  the new headset looks set to replace the Quest 2, which appears to be facing upcoming retirement.  Since last October, when the Quest 3 … Continue reading Quest 3 Lite: What We Know So Far

17th May 2024

Meta Makes Strides With First Fully Augmented Reality Glasses

In late 2021, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the company was working on “Project Nazare,” which he stated would be Meta’s first “fully augmented reality glasses.”  But since that announcement, there has been complete radio silence on the device’s progress. In the meantime, we’ve seen Meta pick up and drop projects, develop and launch the … Continue reading Meta Makes Strides With First Fully Augmented Reality Glasses

29th April 2024

Is Low Vision Pro Demand the Reason for Reduced International Launch Shipments?

Although a date has yet to be set in stone, the Apple Vision Pro is set to have an international release at some point in the not-too-distant future. But while people in Europe, China, and other parts of the world wonder when they can get their own Vision Pro, the go-to analyst on all things … Continue reading Is Low Vision Pro Demand the Reason for Reduced International Launch Shipments?

19th April 2024

Meta Rebrands Quest Software Making It Available On Other Devices

Meta is taking a giant leap and is set to rebrand its Quest software platform to Meta Horizon OS. This new name coincides with news that could change the future of mixed reality. The rebranded software will now be available to third-party headset makers.  The Meta Quest range of headsets will retain its existing name, … Continue reading Meta Rebrands Quest Software Making It Available On Other Devices

16th April 2024

Meta Drops Quest 1 Support for New Apps

Five years after the May 2019 launch of the Oculus Quest, Meta will cease to allow support for the headset on any new Quest Store or App Lab apps.  Meta (then known as Facebook) stopped selling the Quest 1 after the Quest 2 was launched in October 2020. However, given the headset’s popularity, many users … Continue reading Meta Drops Quest 1 Support for New Apps

9th April 2024

Low Sales Prompt Sony To Stop PSVR 2 Production

The PSVR 2  has only been on the shelves for just over a year, and it looks like it’s not selling as well as Sony had hoped. Consequently, reports are circulating that Sony has decided to pause production.  Since its launch last February, sales of the PSVR 2 have progressively slowed. To meet the expected … Continue reading Low Sales Prompt Sony To Stop PSVR 2 Production

28th March 2024

Meta Quest News Round-Up: Quest 2 Price Drop, Quest 3 Promo Extended, and Meta VR Studio Fund Launched

After six months on the market, the Quest 3 is garnering less attention than its new rival, the Apple Vision Pro. However, despite increased competition, the Quest headset range continues to sell well.  But without any major product launches on the horizon, it doesn’t mean Meta is not busy.  Recently, a series of smaller stories … Continue reading Meta Quest News Round-Up: Quest 2 Price Drop, Quest 3 Promo Extended, and Meta VR Studio Fund Launched

25th March 2024

Apple Confirms Launch of Vision Pro in China

Since its launch on February 2nd this year, the Apple Vision Pro has only been available in the United States. But this is all about to change. Apple has now revealed plans for an international release, including mainland China.  China is obviously a huge market, but it’s one that Meta cannot break. Blocks from the … Continue reading Apple Confirms Launch of Vision Pro in China

22nd March 2024

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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