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This article was published on June 20, 2014


The BBC creates a 360-degree virtual reality news bulletin. All you need is a $350 Oculus Rift to see it.

The BBC creates a 360-degree virtual reality news bulletin. All you need is a $350 Oculus Rift to see it.
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The BBC is experimenting with virtual reality news broadcasts, with effervescent presenter Fiona Bruce now viewable in 360-degree video.

The downside? You will need a $350 Oculus Rift development kit to see it. And if you do have one, you can look around the whole BBC News studio and production gallery.

The BBC is making the virtual reality video footage available to download – which must surely be a first for any broadcaster. At any rate, if you have a Rift you can grab the footage now for PC and Mac.

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