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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.

Just A Few Minutes Of VR Motion Data Can ID You According To New Research

Virtual reality is quickly becoming a disruptive technology, and its adoption is surely being accelerated by enforced lockdown and work-from-home mandates.

23rd November 2020

Bye-bye Rift! Oculus Goes All-in On The Quest

It’s the end of an era for VR. To be sure, it was a pretty short era, lasting just over half a decade, but it was an important one. The Oculus Rift headset, which pioneered modern consumer VR, is being discontinued. The Rift S, which is the second major consumer model of the headset, will … Continue reading Bye-bye Rift! Oculus Goes All-in On The Quest

23rd November 2020

It’s Time To Get Your PS5 PSVR Adapter

If you’re a current PSVR owner, the good news is that your PSVR hardware and software is compatible with the new PlayStation 5 console. The bad news is that it’s not a completely plug and play experience. Although the PlayStation 5 does have its own camera, it doesn’t work for PSVR. At the same time, … Continue reading It’s Time To Get Your PS5 PSVR Adapter

23rd November 2020

Is Facebook Killing Oculus With Its Decisions?

When Facebook bought Oculus, we all knew that there would be some downsides to the deal. Oculus certainly needed the money, and we would not have the sort of advanced, affordable VR technology we have today if it weren’t for their investment. That being said, Facebook didn’t buy Oculus for an eye-watering $2.3Bn so that … Continue reading Is Facebook Killing Oculus With Its Decisions?

23rd November 2020

Here’s What We Know About PSVR On PS5

As I write this, people are already unpacking their PS5 consoles, loading up their new games and presumably having a blast. For PSVR users, however, things might not be going as smoothly. If you’re a current PSVR user who is looking at getting a PS5 or are a PS5 owner considering the purchase of a … Continue reading Here’s What We Know About PSVR On PS5

16th November 2020

The PS5 Haptic System Is An Important Step In Consumer VR

The PSVR is compatible with the new PlayStation 5. All you need is to order a free adapter here and go on your merry way. However, PSVR is getting very long in the tooth. It relies on external camera tracking, which is now effectively obsolete and the motion controllers are repurposed from the PlayStation 3 and use a janky … Continue reading The PS5 Haptic System Is An Important Step In Consumer VR

16th November 2020

The Oculus Quest 2: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

The rumours were true. The Oculus Quest now has a sequel in the form of the Oculus Quest, well, 2. It’s not an imaginative name, but it does make it pretty clear to consumers which one is newer and better. If you don’t want to read through this whole article, let me say right now that … Continue reading The Oculus Quest 2: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

4th November 2020

Star Wars Squadrons VR Experience: A Killer VR Title

VR games come in all sorts of varieties these days, from sit-down experiences to room-scale games. It’s all coming together nicely. That being said, the absolute best fit for VR games are still those genres that involve a cockpit. Racing games, mech battlers, spaceships or anything you drive and pilot from a seat works wonderfully … Continue reading Star Wars Squadrons VR Experience: A Killer VR Title

13th October 2020

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

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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