The 3 main types of VR include; Non-Immersive VR, Semi-Immersive VR and Fully Immersive VR
Non-Immersive VR: Non-immersive VR, also known as desktop or screen-based VR, provides a basic level of virtual reality experience through a computer screen or a mobile device. Users can interact with a virtual environment using input devices such as a keyboard, mouse, or game controller. However, the sense of immersion is limited as the user remains aware of the physical world around them.
Semi-Immersive VR: Semi-immersive VR offers a more immersive experience compared to non-immersive VR. It typically involves the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) that cover the user’s field of view and provide a more immersive visual experience. Users may also have access to additional input devices, such as handheld controllers, to interact with the virtual environment. While the level of immersion is increased, users may still be aware of the physical space they are in.
Fully Immersive VR: Fully immersive VR provides the highest level of immersion and is designed to transport users into a completely virtual world. This type of VR often involves high-end HMDs, such as those with positional tracking and motion controllers, to accurately track the user’s head and hand movements. Fully immersive VR can create a convincing sense of presence, where users feel completely immersed in the virtual environment and can interact with it in a natural and intuitive manner.