Months after first announcing the availability of the $350 Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2, the new device is now shipping. More to the point, some 10,000 DK2s are shipping from the factory this July, and a Team Oculus post on Oculus’ developer forums stated that more than half of the units will be through distribution centers by the end of the month.
The earliest devs can expect their DK2s is July 14th. Oculus says it received about 45,000 preorders, but it’s already behind on manufacturing; even though some people were told their shipments were landing in July, most won’t come until August. “We have a team in China working on continued ramp of production at our factory, and we’ll work our way through the queue as fast as we can,” reads the post.
As we previously reported, the Oculus Rift DK2 features a 960×1080 per eye display, low-latency positional head tracking, better orientation tracking, and a latency tester. There’s also an on-headset USB accessory port, new optics, and an SDK bolstered by Unity and Unreal Engine 4.