In a horrible turn of events, Andrew Scott Reisse, a member of the Oculus Rift computer graphics engineer team has been killed. This is a ccording to reports from ABC affiliates KABC.
Reisse was also a co-founder of Oculus VR, which was the company that spearheaded the Oculus Rift VR headset. According to reports, Reisse was killed in Santa Ana, California late Thursday night when as Reisse was crossing a crosswalk when he was struck by a Dodge Charger. That car has been connected to a vehicle that was fleeing Santa Ana police.
The driver of that vehicle, according to reports, was 21-year-old Victor Sanchez, who hit Reisse after fleeing a previous altercation with police with two other suspects. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and chief software architect Michael Antonov, read this statement about the Reisse “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.” Reisse was 33 years old at the time.
“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,” and “Words can not express how sorely he will be missed or how deeply our sympathy runs for his family.” the same statement reads.
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