About Road to VR

Founded in 2011, Road to VR is the world’s leading independent news publication dedicated to the XR industry. We explore the bleeding edge of virtual reality, augmented reality, spatial computing, and human-computer interaction. We’re charting the course between today’s immersive technology and that of the distant future, capable of perfect simulations of reality.


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Co-founder & Executive Editor

Ben Lang


Ben is the world’s most senior professional analyst solely dedicated to the XR industry, having founded Road to VR in 2011—a year before the Oculus Kickstarter sparked a resurgence that led to the modern XR landscape. He has authored more than 3,000 articles chronicling the evolution of the XR industry over more than a decade. With that unique perspective, Ben has been consistently recognized as one of the most influential voices in XR, giving keynotes and joining panel and podcast discussions at key industry events. He is a self-described “journalist and analyst, not evangelist.”

Co-founder & Senior Editor

Paul James


Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the better part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity naturally lead to dreams of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the ’90s, he founded RiftVR.com before joining forces with Road to VR to track the rebirth of VR.


scott-hayden-road-to-vrScott Hayden


Well before the first modern XR products hit the market, Scott recognized the potential of the technology and set out to understand and document its growth. He has been professionally reporting on the space for nearly a decade as Editor at Road to VR, authoring more than 3,500 articles on the topic. Scott brings that seasoned insight to his reporting from major industry events across the globe.