Oculus VR is now shipping the latest developer version of the Rift headset to early buyers, according to emails sent out last night. Developers and hobbyist that pre-ordered version 2 of the headset (DK2) have begun receiving notifications that it's coming soon. In a post on Reddit regarding the notifications, Oculus VR community manager Andres Hernandez said “We’ve started (shipping), and it’s the real deal."
The original dev kit has been out in the wild for a while now, but DK2 comes with a number of enhanced features as the closest version developers have seen to what consumers will see come available. It boasts a much higher resolution with 1,080 horizontal lines as well as an external camera to better translate player motion.
The company will be shipping 10,000 units out this month. Previously, Oculus said it had surpassed 45,000 preorders on DK2 bringing the total sales on Rift to over 100,000. The shipping of DK2 brings the company one step closer to an expected late 2014/early 2015 consumer release.
As we last reported, while Oculus is saying 10,000 units are shipping this month, some developers with July delivery dates may get shipping times pushed back to August. Remember, if Oculus catches you selling your DK2 preorder on eBay for a higher price they will cancel the order like they did to this person.