Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset has confirmed that it is ‘still on track’ for the release of its second developer kit (DK2) for the device in July 2014. Community Manager Cybereality confirmed as much over on the company’s official forums, stating that ‘nothing has changed’ when it comes to shipping the updated headset in two month’s time.
“We are still on track for July,” Cybereality wrote, addressing some fan’s concerns.
“The reason we have not made an update regarding the release date, is because nothing has changed in that regard.”
Oculus VR announced the DK2 back in March 2014 at the Game Developers Conference. Pre-orders for the device began on 19th March, priced at $350 USD. Last month the company revealed that it had sold around 25,000 units of the device, though we’re yet to see an update on those figures.
The DK2 improves on the original developer kit (DK1) with a 1080p OLED display, reduced latency with the head-tracking, and brand new positional tracking that allows users to move their heads forwards, backwards, up, down, left and right and have those movements replicated within the given experience.
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