What Does VR Mean?

VR means "Virtual Reality."

Virtual Reality (VR) is a type of Enhanced Reality (XR) in which users can interact with a three-dimensional artificial environment in a seemingly real or physical way. VR requires the use of special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside, specially designed rooms with multiple large screens, and/or gloves fitted with sensors.

Popular VR devices include Oculus Quest 2, Sony PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive Pro 2.

VR differs from AR (Augmented Reality), in that VR is completely virtual, while AR enhances the real world environment.

The combination of VR and AR is known MR (Mixed Reality).

Summary of Key Points

"Virtual Reality" is the most common definition for VR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Virtual Reality
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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See Also

List of gaming Terms ARG (alternate reality gaming) CRYPTOCURRENCY (digital or virtual currency) IMVU (instant messaging virtual universe) METAGAME (gaming the game) METAVERSE (convergence of physical, augmented, and virtual reality) MV (metaverse, music video)