The Life of Virtual Reality(VR)

  • First VR created

    First VR created
    Ivan Sutherland created the first head-mounted display called The Sword of Damocles. The virtual rooms which he created were simple wired frame rooms that seemed real and had user interface.
  • First virtual tour

    First virtual tour
    MIT developed the Aspen movie app which allowed people to take a virtual tour of Aspen, Colorado.
  • VPL Research is founded

    VPL Research is founded
    one of the first companies to develop and sell VR products. Product sold were the Data Glove, Eye Phone, and Data Suit. All allowed the people to manipulate and re-orient objects virtually.
  • Arcade Machine

    Arcade Machine
    The first arcade machine to use VR was created and called Virtuality.
  • First Motion Simulator

    First Motion Simulator
    Sega introduces the VR-1 motion simulator at it SegaWorld arcade.
  • Virtual Boy is created

    Virtual Boy is created
    Virtual boy was marketed as the first console to use stereoscopic 3D graphics. 22 games were made for the game and was the first 32-bit system made.
  • Google introduces Street View

    Google introduces Street View
    Street view gave people a panoramic view of locations through the world all from the computer in their home.
  • Oculus Rift prototype

    Oculus Rift prototype
    Prototype to see how VR could be used in homes for entertainment.
  • Google launches Cardboard

    Google launches Cardboard
    Was a mount made from cardboard the allowed you to turn your phone into a VR device.
  • HTC Vive Headset

    HTC Vive Headset
    First headset to provide "room scale" tracking technology to allow user to move in 3D and use motion-tracked handheld controllers to interact with the environment.
  • Oculus Rift come out

    Oculus Rift come out
    Oculus Rift allows people to see in Virtual Reality using a keyboard to move and interact with environment. Had higher solution than the prototype. It ran at 960x1080 per eye.
  • Playstation releases PSVR

    Playstation releases PSVR
    Allowed for people on console to enjoy and use VR without needing a PC.
  • Oculus Go is released

    Oculus Go is released
    Allowed people to use VR without the need for a PC for the first time since Virtual Reality came out back in the 60's. Allowed people to watch both traditional and immersive video along with their streaming services.