If you’ve been following virtual reality for a while, this section probably won’t do much for you. Feel free to skip it, or skim through it quickly to make sure you know everything it covers.

But if you’re fairly new or brand new to the virtual reality scene, this section serves as a key that can unlock all of the language you’ll see in VR forums, articles, and the rest of this buying guide.

Just like any high tech community, we VR enthusiasts have an acronym for everything. I’ll start by covering the VR industry’s most common terms and acronyms, like SDE, LCS, Constellation, and many others.

After that, I’m going to give you a little background on the current state of virtual reality. I’m not going to go through all of the boring history because, well… that would suck. I don’t want to bore you with all of that typical textbook-y crap. It’ll be just enough to give you a solid understanding of where things are at right now and where they’re going within the next few months.

Finally, I’m going to talk about virtual reality “prerequisites” – everything you need to run your chosen VR headset.

Sound fun? Probably not, but I’ll keep things as light and quick as possible. So without further ado, let’s talk about common virtual reality terms and acronyms.

About Ian, the Virtual Reality Ginger

About Ian, the Virtual Reality Ginger

Creator of this Virtual Reality Buying Guide

Ian a.k.a. the Virtual Reality Ginger constantly puts out high quality resources to keep consumers up-to-date with all major virtual reality technology. The mission that drives him to create and regularly update this virtual reality buying guide is to give newcomers all of the information they need to make the best VR purchase decision for their needs.