It’s getting closer. In March, Oculus VR opened pre-orders for their follow-up to their debut VR Headset the DK1. Developer Kit 2 (DK2) ships in July and features positional tracking and an 1080p panel with low persistence of vision technology.
Now, threeonezero – the developer of first person experience ADR1FT, telling the story of an astronaut in peril – have Instagram’ed one of the first DK2 units seen in the wild. Oculus have of course stated that around 100 key developers would be receiving early versions of the DK2, perhaps this is one of those units – perhaps there’s a fresh batch on hand as Oculus nears it’s expected DK2 ship date. Could this be the sight that greets 20-30,000 lucky DK2 pre-order owners in July?
In either case, ADR1FT has already been demonstrated with Oculus Rift support and it looks to be exactly the sort of emergent experience Oculus VR seems keen to encourage as they roll towards their consumer release. You can take a closer look at ADR1FT in the shots below.