Information about Vicinity Virtual Reality


About Vicinity Virtual Reality

Are you desperate to try out new Virtual Reality platforms, such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Playstation VR? Are you also put off by the high price and/or space demands of a personal VR set-up? Vicinity VR is here to offer you a solution.

With Vicinity, you can experience Virtual Reality for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a personal set-up. Our hosts offer up their living spaces for your use, along with a VR experience. Simply search for your nearest host, browse their listing, and request a visit.

If you already own a Virtual Reality set up and are wanting to recoup some of your investment, why not become a Host? All you need to do is post a listing, detailing your rough location, your availability and your price per session.

Further information for both Guests and Hosts can be found here:

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality headsets are a relatively new technology, pioneered by companies such as HTC and Oculus, who offer an immersive gaming experience. Harnessing motion detection technology, the headsets allow users to physically traverse and interact with a 3D virtual environment. The player navigates the environment just as they would in the real world: by turning the head and moving the body.

Currently, the cost of the hardware required to run a premium Virtual Reality system is in excess of 2000 GBP or 2500 USD. This is where Vicinity comes in...

Safety Tips:
  • Players should be supervised by an experienced spotter, who will ensure the user does not injure him/herself.
  • It is advised that first time users initially sample VR whilst seated, before attempting standing or room-scale VR.
  • It inadvisable to experience VR whilst under the influence of any intoxicants.
  • Take regular breaks to reorient yourself physically in the play area.
  • Stay hydrated to prevent dizziness or nausea.
  • Remove all hazards from the play area, including pets.
  • Hold the controllers firmly in your hands.
  • Do not interfere with an individual while they are wearing the headset, and do not stray into the play area.
  • Be aware that whilst the player is wearing the headset, he or she will not be able to see or hear you.