Virtual Reality (VR)

Recently a friend of mine let me borrow their Oculus Quest - Facebook's portable, standalone, VR headset. The intention was to let me try VR for a while, and allow me to decide whether or not I want to get a headset of my own. Over the course of a few years, I've kept an eye out for VR news. But now that I've upgraded my desktop to be VR compatible, I think its now time to do some serious research into the headsets.

21 March 2021

I figured I would give a quick update around the connectivity issues I was having earlier. In my last post I ended up rage quitting because the entire setup process took ~45 min, and within a few minutes of playing the headset disconnected and wouldn't reconnect (without restarting my computer). Windows wanting to update, the Oculus app thinking that a game was still running when it wasn't, etc...

Prologue

A little while ago I was talking to a friend of mine about VR headsets. I've been wanting to get one for a while, and he had one so I was asking him how he liked the headset in 2021. Up until this point, I had used VR for the first time at one of my previous companies - as they had a headset for VR development. Plus I had a chance to play a few games at a VR Arcade for my birthday one year.