This past weekend at the XOXO Festival in Portland, Flickr demonstrated an early preview of a 'virtual reality experience' designed for viewing 360-degree panoramic photos. The demonstration used the Oculus DK 2 headset connected to a computer, and allowed wearers to completely immerse themselves within the panorama.

Of course, the project is still in its infancy, but Flickr hopes to one day integrate it into the service it offers, for anyone with a compatible VR headset to use. Though the finalized project could be different, current plans would make Flickr VR available for any 360-degree panoramas. This would allow users to view photos using the Oculus VR headset. Other VR headsets may also be supported, as well.

The best part is Flickr VR may make its public debut as early as Spring 2016. And down the road, the Flickr virtual reality experience may be expanded so that users can organize and browse their own libraries using gestures and a headset.