My daily routine today consists of getting out of bed, putting the kettle on, making a coffee and starting work, but I don’t type a single word until I’ve check my email to see if my Oculus Rift development kit has shipped, but it hasn’t. Now it seems I’m not the only one left disappointed by a “pending” message on the Oculus order page.
Shipments of DK2 were supposed to be making their way to developers around the world, but now it seems that Oculus VR have put a short hold on the stock. Oculus have “decided to hold the initial shipment of DK2s until the middle of next week so that [they] have an additional week to polish and QA the new Oculus SDK.” Oculus want their software and everything else to be 100% ready to rock when developers get the hardware, and I can’t blame them, there are still a lot of hurdles for Oculus to cross and it needs to be perfect.
“We’ve been working on this update for over a year, with a focus on making the Rift easier to use and develop for. There are multiple major improvements including overhauled device and display handling, and we want to make sure the new SDK ready for integration by thousands of developers when DK2s start arriving at doorsteps. Sorry to make everyone wait another week. We wouldn’t delay if it wasn’t important.” said Oculus.
Keep in mind that while there has been a delay, there is nothing wrong with the hardware, they’re ready to ship and the hold up should only last another week before the first batch of DK2 hardware is shipped.
Thank you Segment for providing us with this information.