After what seems like a very long wait (but in fact is only about 4 months) and at least one self-imposed delay (to resolve last minute SDK issues), it looks as if the first set of lucky DK2 pre-order owners are finally receiving joyful emails from Oculus stating that shipment is now imminent.
Posted in the subreddit /r/oculus, user ‘defactoman’ shared details of an email confirming final charges were made to his card and that his DK2 pre-order was about to ship:
You’re receiving this email because your Oculus Pre-order is about to ship, and we’ve charged the remaining balance to the credit card on file.
You can view your current order status and download an invoice for this charge using the Oculus Order Manager. Please note that you’re unable to make any further modifications to your order.
Thanks again for your support!
The Oculus Team www.oculusvr.com
Update 1: It seems Oculus are continuing to process batches, cybereality confirmed as much on the Oculus VR developer forums. Additionally, the email pictured above will only be received by those who used a credit card for payment. Those who used PayPal will have paid in full already.
We are processing more batches, there’s still hope.
Also, the email only goes out to people who paid with credit card to inform them we are charging their card. If you paid in full with PayPal, you would not receive the email. However, in any case, you will receive an email with a tracking number as soon as the package ships. Hope that helps.
Update 2: Cybereality has told forum goers that these first order changes have been triggered by an initial manual test.
They will go out mostly in order. We are just running a few smaller batches on a per region basis to make sure everything is working good before we automate things.
Oculus VR community manager cybereality has confirmed stating: “We’ve started and it’s the real deal.”, followed by excitable exclamations from other Oculus VR staff – with at least one instance of appropriate imagery:
As we write this, more people are confirming that after checking their order status, including our very own Reverend Kyle.
Oculus stated in a recent shipping status update that it planned to ship 10,000 DK2s within the month of July, with the first batch of 5,000 landing on developers doorsteps mid July. They’ve also confirmed that local fulfilment centres are stocked ready to ship once the SDK supporting DK2 features was done.
Let us know if you’ve received any status updates in the comments below.
Breaking: We’ll update this story as we hear more.