When I was watching E3 coverage back in 2012, the item that most blew me away was the Oculus Rift. This single device had the potential to completely change gaming how we know it. It throws you into whatever game your playing, replacing your complete field of vision with 3D visuals and if paired with headphones, outside noise is completely replaced by the game’s audio. In short, your senses are immersed by the game.
Now, a bit more than a year after Oculus Rift released the first development kit, we have the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2.
The biggest changes being a new OLED screen that offers 1080p HD graphics to your eyes, as well an external camera for low-latency positional head tracking. These changes may seem minor, but for anyone who has tried the original development kit, these are huge improvements.
Like the original development kit, Oculus Rift DK2 is available for preorder now at a cost of $350, with the first bath of shipments going out this July. The final consumer version of Oculus Rift is expected to launch late-2014, or early-2015.
Are you planning on picking up the Oculus Rift DK2 or will you just wait for the consumer version? Let us know in the comments!