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Oculus Rift has sold more than 100,000 dev kits
Oculus Rift has sold more than 100,000 dev kits
July 2, 2014 | By Mike Rose

July 2, 2014 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing, VR

Newsbrief: Oculus sold around 60,000 development kits for its original DK1 virtual reality headset. Now the company says that more than 45,000 DK2 dev kits have been pre-ordered ahead of shipping.

Pre-orders for the second generation Oculus Rift opened back in March. The second build features an external camera which allows the headset to track three more 'degrees of freedom' -- forward/backward, left/right, and up/down -- than the first Oculus Rift development kit.

Note that production on the original DK1 kit was halted around the 50,000 sold mark, as the company noted that certain components used in the dev kit were no longer being manufactured.

Oculus says that roughly 10,000 of the DK2 kits will be shipped out to developers before the end of July, while the rest will filter out in the weeks afterwards.

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George Menhal III
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Mine should be coming in the mail soon and I just recently upgraded my desktop GPU in anticipation of this. Really, really looking forward to testing out the Unreal Engine 4 integration and I have a short list of games I want to experience using the Oculus Rift. First game on my list is Bioshock. That opening sequence with VR headtracking and high-quality headphones... geez.

I'm so excited!

Rey Samonte
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Does anyone know if DK2 improves on the tunnel vision DK1 has? I am currently working on a project at work using DK1 and am finding out how the tunneled vision affects how much info you can display in the HUD.

Edit: So looking into the new kit, it sounds like they have fixed the tunnel vision with higher resolution per eye and an increased FOV.