Oculus VR Releases Next-Generation Dev Kit For Oculus Rift

Among the few companies that are developing virtual reality hardware, the Oculus Rift is probably the closest to getting into the hands of consumers. This week at the Game Developers Conference, Oculus VR announced the next-generation virtual reality headset – the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. The DK2 is a slightly improved version of the Crystal Cove prototype which was showcased last January at CES…



Among the few companies that are developing virtual reality hardware, the Oculus Rift is probably the closest to getting into the hands of consumers. This week at the Game Developers Conference, Oculus VR announced the next-generation virtual reality headset – the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2.

The DK2 is a slightly improved version of the Crystal Cove prototype which was showcased last January at CES. The body of the headset is now a bit cleaner with the IR sensors neatly hidden behind the front plastic cover. The cables have also been cleaned up with the headset now connected to the console and display with a single cable that splits into a USB and HDMI cable.

In terms of visuals, the DK2 features a low-persistence OLED in each eye with a resolution of 1080 x 960 pixels. There’s also a new in-house camera that faces the user in order to track depth.

The Oculus Rift DK2 is now available for pre-order for $350 and will start shipping in July.

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