Oculus Rift co-founder killed as bystander in police chase

It’s one of those freak occurrences that spawns unfathomable tragedy. Andrew Scott Reisse was a VR computer graphics engineer working on the Oculus Rift, a project which he helped to co-found. He was struck and killed in a crosswalk four miles away from his office at the end of a police chase. Three suspects tried to flee on foot from their Dodge Charger after Reisse was hit, but all were captured by police.

What a tragic, stupid loss.

For the uninitiated, the Oculus Rift is a VR headset for 3D games. It’s in development and it holds a lot of promise.



  • Peter Moeser

    I will never understand the need for police to chase cars. They only ever end badly. A life is more valuable than a car. Helicopters exist. How many more people have to die needlessly

  • Incredibly tragic, but he’s not a co-founder in a traditional sense. Just a developer who was there from the beginning.