Well, it seems Oculus Rift DK2 fever is upon us. As we reported yesterday, the first batches of Oculus VR‘s 2nd development kit are now shipping to lucky pre-order owners across the world. It seems that DK2’s have been sat waiting in fulfilment centres just waiting for the nod from Oculus engineers who wanted to ensure the latest SDK that supports the DK2 was ready for prime time.
In an unexpected turn of events, it looks like the EU and in particular the UK have begun receiving tracking notifications that orders are in transit and will be delivered imminently. One such recipient is me, who received the shipping note this afternoon informing me – to my intense delight – that my DK2 will be delivered tomorrow! Yes, after what seems like aeons, Road to VR will have the much sought after DK2 ready and primed for testing. Thing is, what to test?
We Need You!
So, as a member of the VR community, we thought it only fair that we ask you, our loyal readership what you’d like us to try on your behalf.
Of course, we expect you’d like to hear what your favourite demos and games look like with that fantastic high contrast, 1080p, low persistence OLED panel – but the requests don’t have to be limited to just games. If you have a technical query about the device itself, or an experiment you’ve been dying to run with the DK2, let us know and if we have time / deem it of interest to the community we’ll try it and write it up.
So, let us know what you’d like to see in the comments below and I’ll get right to work tomorrow uncovering some of the mysteries and answering some of the questions around the most advanced publicly available VR Headset yet released. Alternatively, if you’re a developer and have any tech demos you’d like us to be guinea pigs for, let us know via:
Thanks for your input and we look forward to embarking on the next phase of the Oculus Rift story this weekend!