It is the week of July 14th, as the first shipments of the much anticipated Oculus Rift DK2 are expected to head to developers, and the VR community has one thing on their mind: when are they going to get an email, or a statement, or something to indicate where their DK2 is? Jesse and I have decided to be patient, and instead talk about a few other subjects to keep our minds off of it.
Jesse is part of the team that is developing VR Chat. They have been doing several regular meetups, including Developer chats on Wednesdays, and a Sunday evening chat after Cymatic Bruce’s stream.
Congratulations to developer, RedofPaw, for his successful Kickstarter campaign!
Oculus Connect is happening in September, and we are still waiting for more information about it. It seems like everyone in the VR community is scrambling to make plans to go. How much will it cost? What will they show? A mobile SDK? CV1? Controllers? We discuss the possibilities and what it might mean to other hardware developers already in the industry.
One big piece of news released by Oculus is that you need to have V-Sync enabled for the Oculus Rift DK2—some folks barked at that. We discuss what this means and how your experience will be changed by this.
Is your computer DK2 ready? Are you going to need to buy a new video card? Only time will tell.
I want to thank Jesse for chatting with me in this episode. If you would like a chance to chat with Jesse and join in on the VR Chat fun, check out vrchat.net and watch Reddit’s Oculus section for chat announcements.
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