The latest Oculus Rift DK2 or Developer Kit 2 virtual reality headsets, have today left manufacturing and are now making their way to distribution centres to start shipping to those developers that have pre-ordered, Oculus VR has today announced.
The new Oculus Rift DK2 virtual reality headset was first unveiled at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 back in March and Oculus VR is hoping to ship out 10,000 Oculus Rift DK2 systems this month, to eagerly awaiting developers and testers.
Unfortunately over 45,000 Oculus Rift DK2 pre-orders have been made and the first shipments are expected to land on developers doors sometime around July 14th, 2014 with some developers not receiving their Oculus Rift DK2 units until late August.
Once your Oculus Rift DK2 is ready to ship, Oculus VR will send you an email with a tracking number that can be used to see an estimated time of arrival. Oculus VR explains more in their statement today :
“We expect to ship roughly 10,000 DK2s from the factory in July, with just over half of the units through distribution centers and on their way to doorsteps before the end of the month. The very first units are expected to reach developers the week of July 14th. Tracking numbers for all DK2s will be generated as soon as the shipment has been processed by a distribution center.
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. Please do not contact Oculus support asking for a shipping estimate, as we do not know the status of your package until a tracking number has been generated.”
For more information on the new Oculus Rift DK2 shipments jump over to the Oculus VR website for the full update.
Source: Oculus VR