Oculus Rift Co-Founder Andrew Reisse Killed

Episode 983 (07:22)

Andrew Reisse, co-founder of the Oculus Rift gaming headset, was struck and killed on Thursday at a crosswalk in Santa Ana, CA. He was hit by a gang member that was attempting to flee from police. The suspects were apprehended and are currently in custody.

The Oculus Rift is a Kickstarter project that raised more than a million dollars, and just recently began shipping. It's a virtual reality headset that fully immerses the gamer, and even will detect head movements so the gamer can actually look around within the virtual environment.

Oculus VR released an official statement regarding Reisse's death:

"Andrew was a brilliant computer graphics engineer, an avid photographer and hiker who loved nature, a true loyal friend, and a founding member of our close-knit Oculus family.

Some of us have known Andrew since college, and have worked with him at multiple companies beginning with Scaleform in Maryland which he helped start at age 19, then at Gaikai in Aliso Viejo which brought him out to California, and finally at Oculus where he was a co-founder and lead engineer.

Andrew’s contributions span far and wide in the video game industry. His code is embedded in thousands of games played by millions of people around the world.

Words can not express how sorely he will be missed or how deeply our sympathy runs for his family

Andrew will always be in our thoughts and will never be forgotten. We love you Reisse."

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