People play with virtual reality head gear during the 2015 Tokyo Game Show.
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By Ben Geier
October 13, 2015

Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas will be streamed in virtual reality, allowing viewers to see all of the candidates, and look wherever on stage they choose.

This experience will be available to debate viewers who have a Samsung GearVR virtual reality headset and visit the NextVR portal in the Oculus Store. Once downloaded, the viewer will enjoy the sensation of actually being in the audience at the debate. CNN has partnered with VR streaming company NextVR to allow viewers to watch in full 3D immersive virtual reality.

CNN’s Brian Stelter showed exactly how the technology works. Essentially, the view from virtual reality will be like sitting in the front row of the audience. You’ll even be able to focus in on Anderson Cooper, who is moderating the debate.

This may not be the world-shifting virtual reality we dreamed of, but it is pretty cool.

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