Oculus VR confirmed that the latest version of its virtual reality headset for developers—the Oculus Rift DK2—will soon be made available to those who pre-ordered the device. The first units have started reaching to the customers in the week of July 14.
Andres “cybereality” Hernandez, the company’s community manager, revealed that nearly 10,000 units of the Rift DK2 are most likely to be dispatched from the manufacturing facility in July, out of which 50% will be made available to developers by the end of the month.
Hernandez was quoted saying, “That said, we’re slightly behind in manufacturing and there’s currently a high chance that some developers with estimated shipping in July may not have their DK2s shipped 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.”
Hernandez confirmed that the developers have placed pre-orders for nearly 45,000 Rift DK2. The company started sale of the new Rift development kit in March with a price tag of USD350, and by mid-April, the company managed to sell 25,000 Rift DK2s through pre-order.
Meanwhile, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey had earlier mentioned that they received nearly 12.5 thousand pre-orders in the first 36 hours alone.