New Oculus Rift $350 Developer Kit
Courtesy Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch.com
Oculus has unveiled a Rift development kit to replace the first-generation one it stopped selling just last week, and the $350 developer hardware ups the game considerably over its predecessor. The new system is up for pre-order on the Oculus website now, and it’s based on the Crystal Cove prototype shown off by the startup at CES earlier this year.
That means it adds a depth-sensing camera to the system to more accurately map real-world movement to in-game performance. It has HD resolution (960×1080 in each eye), also, and there’s a more consumer-friendly case design with hidden IR sensors, a power button and a single wire connection link which splits off into USB and HDMI end points. You can see the new system in action in a video demo recorded by our friend at Engadget below.