A high resolution OLED display, motion tracking, and software improvements are headed your way.
BY: JUSTIN RUBIO
JULY 2, 2014
Those who were early to pre-order an Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2) should start seeing their new VR headsets arrive this month.
Of the 45,000+ pre-orders of the Oculus Rift DK2, roughly 10,000 units will soon leave the factory, with the first shipments scheduled to land on developers' doorsteps during the week of July 14. Due to the volume of orders and manufacturing delays, some who originally received a shipping time frame of July may not receive their DK2 units until next month.
While targeted towards developers, the Rift DK2 serves as a baseline for the consumer model, which was updated from the previous version to include a higher resolution OLED display, motion tracking with the help of an external infrared camera, and various software improvements. The new unit also includes an integrated USB port for peripherals, such as controllers or other sensors.
There is still no word on when a final version of Oculus Rift will reach consumers, but if you'd like to pick up the latest development kit, pre-orders are still being accepted for $350 USD.