Oculus Rift opens dev kit pre-orders

Oculus Rift has opened its dev kits for pre-order, and plans to start shipping them next January.


The head-mounted VR display Oculus Rift has opened pre-orders for developer kits, and expects to ship the kits starting in January. US developers can order a kit for $300, while international customers will have that bumped up to $345 for shipping.

Polygon reports that those who backed the project on Kickstarter will get their dev kits at the end of this year, slightly earlier than pre-orders. The company has been aggressive in seeking third-party support, already announcing compatibility with Hawken and Doom 3 BFG Edition. Check out our own hands-on for more details.

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    September 27, 2012 3:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Oculus Rift opens dev kit pre-orders.

    Oculus Rift has opened its dev kits for pre-order, and plans to start shipping them next January.

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      September 27, 2012 7:31 PM

      I can't wait to buy a pair!

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        September 27, 2012 7:47 PM

        I'm more excited about this than I've been about any hardware since the SNES. I think its going to be a big deal.

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      September 27, 2012 8:35 PM

      just think if you could stream OnLive to something like this... then it would actually be useful.

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        September 27, 2012 8:57 PM

        Doesn't seem like it would be difficult to get the video on it, but compression artifacts would screw over the 3D. The latency on the head tracking having to be sent over the internet would probably cause motion sickness in just about everyone.

        These Oculus Rift articles really need some sort of note reminding normal people not to buy this. The developer model isn't meant for them. It's going to be cheaply made, lower resolution, have no software support, and likely no customer support for non-developers even after the real item is released.

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      September 27, 2012 10:28 PM

      I'll give'em $5.40 for a pair.. and that's being generous. 'Cuz I could easily buy the All American Combo meal @ Jack in the Box instead.

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