Virtual reality is a brilliant new medium, but let’s use it properly

By May 13, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Karl Wooley

Thanks to the Facebook Oculus megadeal, virtual reality (VR) has been thrust into the spotlight and is moving away from the low-fi geek connotations of the 90s.

VR as a concept has been around since the 1860s, but until recently was viewed as a novelty – limited to theme parks and science museums. Fortunately, contemporary VR has made a quantum leap, both in terms of quality and accessibility. With headsets now costing around £300 (rather than the £15,000 to £20,000 of a few years ago), VR is making a much-welcomed renaissance.

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