Here are some of the most interesting headlines, commentaries, reports, and breaking news surrounding virtual reality that we’ve been following from around the web this week.
Facebook’s virtual reality unit Oculus shutters film studio
CNBC: Facebook Inc’s virtual reality content production unit, Oculus’ Story Studio, is shuttering its doors to shift focus on supporting external content makers, the company said on Thursday, two years after the in-house studio launched.
Virtual reality headsets given to terminally ill patients so they can enter computer simulations during their final days
The Sun: After placing the headset on they feel as if they are strolling along a beach or through woods. It’s hoped it will offer those stuck in hospices the chance to see places they have nice memories of.
Representatives Launch Virtual Reality Caucus
BC News: A group of legislators has formed a new “reality” caucus focused on the new realities of AR, VR and MR.
Virtual reality gives officers an opportunity to prepare themselves for anything
CBS: Officer Whitfield is an 8-year veteran of LRPD. Still, even training for officer-involved situations makes his heart race.
New to Virtual Reality? Slice VR Wants to Welcome You
VRFocus: Slice VR, developers of the top rated virtual reality (VR) experience Welcome to Oculus, have launched a follow-up for Samsung Gear VR. Billed as ‘the definitive introduction to virtual reality’, Welcome to Virtual Reality is available to download now.