There’s only a few weeks to go until Oculus VR begins shipping out the first pre-orders for its Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). It’ll be the first consumer headset release by one of the major manufacturers and anticipation is high. But for developers the question still looms over when the next software development kit (SDK) will be launching. In a recent Reddit posting Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey indicates it won’t be far off.
The last SDK Oculus VR released was version 0.8 back in October 2015, and previous updates had appeared at regular intervals prior to this. So it was expected that version 0.9 then 1.0 would be landing before the end of last year. This never happened and the company has been quiet on when the next release of the software would be arriving.
In a recent Reddit posting a user asked: “How much longer before the last big Oculus software news before launch?”, which Luckey then responded to with a short remark saying: “You will hear more very, very soon.” That was the sum of his response, with the founder not revealing any further information.
With the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California, taking place in a little over four weeks time Oculus VR maybe waiting until then to make the announcement.
Those keen to find out will need to be patient, as always VRFocus will report on any details released by Oculus VR as they happen.