Virtual reality has been talked about for ages now, mostly in the context of gaming. It’s become synonymous with “the future” by taking on a life of its own in futuristic sci-fi movies and art, making it feel like a bit of a stretch in this reality. It’s not. It’s happening right now. Yes, VR gaming is a thing, but also, and more significantly, virtual reality is transforming the industries that build our physical reality.
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The first wave of Oculus Quest 2 headsets ships out today and the self-proclaimed “most advanced all-in-one VR headset” will be released to the public, leaving many wondering how the new and the old stackup. So, let’s talk about the Quest 2 vs Quest and what these hardware developments mean for enterprise VR.
Facebook Connect, Facebook’s annual VR conference, delivered its message loud and clear: VR is the future and Facebook’s dedication to making VR more accessible to the masses is stronger than ever. The Oculus Quest 2 is coming in October - starting at only $299! While gamers rejoice, the implications of this extend far beyond the consumer world. The new Oculus for Business headset paves the way for true enterprise-grade VR. The initial investment in VR for business is now even lower with headsets starting at $799 (reduced from $999), making it easier than ever to add VR to your technology stack. VR for AEC has significant benefits - with innovative, early adopters already seeing results from virtual collaboration like faster decision-making, fewer costly errors, and a stronger spatial understanding of projects across various teams. The expanding ecosystem of immersive technology companies, like IrisVR, introduces cutting-edge VR software solutions to the AEC industry that empower teams to build better and faster than ever. So, what Oculus VR hardware changes should forward-thinking AEC companies know about? What can Facebook’s ‘Infinite Office’ and ‘Project Aria’ show us about the future of VR for business?