That is to say, an Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. Which is a Virtual Reality HMD (Head Mounted Display) – as opposed to some kind of smelly ailment cultivating product, which is what it sounds a bit like from the name.
Sony have also announced a similar solution for the PS4 available in the near future (albeit with some SERIOUSLY problematic demos)
The OcRift has been on the go for just over year, from a successful kickstarter campaign, through to a first prototype, a massive investment by some big name firms (including most (in)famously Facebook) and now a 2nd prototype (DK2) which is pretty close, I imagine, to the final product, despite protestations of still insufficient screen resolution (1920×1080, but with the horizontal split in two, 960 pixels per eye) – but given the sheer amount of horsepower to meet the idealized 75hz 1080p display, I doubt we’ll see a practical 1440p or 4K offering anytime soon.
I will be reporting on using the DK2 over the coming weeks, including re-jigging my near complete preview of Elite: Dangerous, for which EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED :O
Additionally, with any luck, I might be able comment on my own tentative haphazard steps into developing VR projects for the device.
I’ll leave you with the ever energetic JackSepticEye to give you an idea what we’re talking about here…
That is the Portal 2 commercial. I don’t have anything to add other than it made me actually giggle out loud.
I probably should actually play the first one….