Oculus Rift, get your Oculus Rift, here! Well, not here, but those ready to take the plunge into virtual reality can now pre-order the second version of the headset’s developer kit via the Oculus company site. Nabbing one will cost you $350, and shipments are expected in July of this year.
The new kit – and the site stresses this is a kit, not a consumer product – features low-persistence OLED displays at a resolution of 960 x 1080 per eye, as well as positional head tracking via an external camera. The Developer Kit 2 announcement on the Oculus website notes that this opens up such possibilities as “peering around corners, leaning in to get a closer look at objects in the world, and kicking back on a virtual beach.”
“DK2 is not the Holodeck yet,” the company states on the kit’s announcement page, “but it’s a major step in the right direction.”