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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.

What Is the Metaverse?

Recently, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus rebranded to become Meta Platforms with a new logo, a version of the infinity symbol.  On the face of it, this may be seen by many as an opportunity to draw focus away from the problems currently faced by their flagship social media platform, Facebook. … Continue reading What Is the Metaverse?

17th November 2021

What Could the Quest Pro Be?

The Quest 2 represented huge specifications leap from the original Quest, but managed to keep the price tag low enough to push it into impulse-purchase territory for a lot of people. That was the right move since sales of Quest 2 units remain strong, but we know VR headsets can really blow the budget on … Continue reading What Could the Quest Pro Be?

4th August 2021

Oculus is Opening Up Experimental Mixed Reality Access on Quest

Both Oculus Quest devices are festooned with cameras that allow the headsets to track the world around you for accurate positioning. If you’re a Quest user, you know that you can actually see the world as those cameras see them by switching to “passthrough” mode. This is a key safety feature so you can quickly … Continue reading Oculus is Opening Up Experimental Mixed Reality Access on Quest

2nd August 2021

Oculus Issues Voluntary Quest 2 Recall Citing Problems With Facial Cushion

I’ve been having a blast with my Quest 2 and use it for about 1-2 hours a day. Yes, I’m a Beatsaber addict, I can admit that! You can check out our review of the Quest 2 for all my thoughts on the device, but one issue I did not encounter was skin irritation problems. … Continue reading Oculus Issues Voluntary Quest 2 Recall Citing Problems With Facial Cushion

28th July 2021

Why the Steam Deck Won’t be a VR Product

Valve has announced a handheld gaming console called the Steam Deck. The base model is priced at $400, making it nearly as cheap as the upcoming OLED Nintendo Switch. Given that Valve is one of the VR industry leaders in the PC world, there have already been some comments about the possibility of the system … Continue reading Why the Steam Deck Won’t be a VR Product

22nd July 2021

Facebook Reality Labs VP Responds to Quest Ads Backlash

As we recently wrote, Facebook is pushing forward with tests to see how people would react to advertising in their VR application. As we also noted in that article, the first developer to opt-in to the experiment quickly backtracked once users got wind of the idea. It seems that the negativity towards this new move … Continue reading Facebook Reality Labs VP Responds to Quest Ads Backlash

5th July 2021

Oculus is Experimenting with Advertising and We Should Resist it

When Facebook purchased Oculus, we all had seriously mixed feelings in the VR world. On the one hand, having one of the biggest companies in the world buy Oculus all but guarantees it won’t go under. After all, Facebook presides over an ocean of cash. On the other hand, Facebook makes that very same money … Continue reading Oculus is Experimenting with Advertising and We Should Resist it

30th June 2021

Hands On: Our Oculus Quest 2 Review

When I bought the Oculus Quest to replace the original consumer model Rift, I had no idea that the Quest 2 was just around the corner. I had hardly received my Quest (at a big markup thanks to shortages) when details about the second model dropped. Rather than wallow in buyer’s remorse, I ordered the … Continue reading Hands On: Our Oculus Quest 2 Review

23rd June 2021

PSVR 2 Controllers Are Revealed and They Say More Than You Think

There was never any serious doubt that Sony would release a successor to the PSVR headset for the PS4…

30th April 2021

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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