Q: What is the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2, its features, and what does it come with?
A: The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2) is a development kit meant for developers that want to create virtual reality content for the upcoming consumer version of the Oculus Rift.
- Positional Tracking
- Low Persistence OLED Display
- Built-In Latency Tester
- 2 pairs of vision lenses
- External camera (for positional tracking)
- Camera USB cable
- HDMI-DVI adapter
- Sync cable
- Power cord with adapter and 3 international power adapters (UK, AU, EU) - (to power the USB located on the Rift)
For specific details, please visit the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 product page located at http://www.oculus.com/dk2.
Q: What are the minimum requirements and recommended specifications for the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2?
A: Minimum requirements: A desktop computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8, 2 USB 2.0 ports (at least one powered), and a dedicated graphics card Nvidia GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (or better) with DVI-D or HDMI graphics output.
Recommended specifications: In addition to the minimum spec it is recommended that your dedicated graphics card be capable of running current generation 3D games at 1080p resolution at 75fps or higher.
Q: Where can I download the Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Oculus Rift Development Kit?
A: The latest version of the SDK for the Oculus Rift Development Kit is located at http://developer.oculus.com. To access the Developer Center and download the SDK, you will need to login to an existing account or register for a new one. There is absolutely no cost to create an account or to download the SDK from the Developer Center.
Q: I’ve been developing my VR content for the original Oculus Rift Development Kit. Will my VR projects be compatible with the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2?
A: Yes, but it will be required for you to compile your project with SDK 0.3.2 or greater in order for your project to render to the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. With SDK 0.3.2, the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 will run in a limited “compatibility mode” and certain Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 features, including positional tracking, will not be available until the SDK build that will be released when the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 begins shipping. If you view your modified project in the original Oculus Rift Development Kit, it can be viewed at a lower resolution and positional tracking will be switched off.
Q: I received a Unity Pro trial code with my purchase of the original Oculus Rift Development Kit. Will I receive another code after my purchase of Oculus Rift Development Kit 2?
A: There are no plans to offer a Unity Pro trial code with Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 purchases at this time.