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ThreeOneZero’s DK2 Unit

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.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • sponge101

    Well, if true then there’s clearly no “no photo of DK2 box” in any none-disclosure-agreement that ThreeOneZero might have signed. Lucky bastard.

    Since Oculus didn’t give a specific release date in July on the dk2 release, it’s safe to assume they’re still trying to hammer out some the logistic challenges. Hopefully any feedback from the dk2 by developers and users will be implemented in the CV1 when it’s released.

  • Curtrock

    Shit just got real…… :)

  • deadering

    Never heard of ADR1FT but it looks really cool from the screenshots.

    Can’t wait to hear some feedback on these DK2! Can’t wait for mine!!