Oculus VR Launches Hardware Survey for Developers

Some virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts and developers will have been lucky enough to be in possession of an Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) second development kit (DK2) for at least a month now, and will likely be well-versed in the tech’s positional tracking, 1080p OLED display and more. But whether you own a DK1 or DK2, Oculus VR would now like to hear from you in the form of a very brief hardware survey.


“As part of our mission to deliver the best possible VR experience, we’re looking for insight into the hardware developers are using with DK1 and DK2,” the developer explained in an email issued to those registered as a developer on its official website. “Your answers to this short survey will help us improve the Rift and the Oculus SDK.”

The survey is indeed brief, first asking users which version of the Oculus Rift they currently own and their operating system. From there, the survey asks about the speed of the user’s CPU, the number of physical cores their CPU has, graphics card type, display resolution and multi-monitor resolution. No doubt the results will allow Oculus VR to tailor and optimise both the HMD itself and the software development kit (SDK) for the masses.

The survey launches three weeks ahead of the Oculus Connect developer event in Hollywood, California on 19th and 20th September 2014. Perhaps the results of the survey could be revealed there, if Oculus VR intends to reveal them at all. At the very least, the company will be talking about developing for the device and the latest Oculus hardware. VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus VR going forward, reporting back with any further updates on the company’s progress.