British Soldiers Training for Combat in Virtual Reality
They’re running military drills on oculus headsets.
The British military is training its soldiers and running military exercises through a virtual reality simulation.
The simulation looked more like a first-person shooter video game than a serious military engagement, according to a new BBC video, in no small part due to the fact that the soldiers used commercially-available Oculus Rift S headsets and handheld controllers. The simulations, built by the company SimCentric, enable the military to run exercises or simulate firefights that would be dangerous in real life — ostensibly giving soldiers a leg up in actual combat.