Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 FAQ

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.

New features:

  • Positional Tracking
  • Low Persistence OLED Display
  • Built-In Latency Tester 

What’s included: 

  • Headset
  • 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: I currently own the original Oculus Rift Development Kit. Can I trade it in or return it for an Oculus Rift Development Kit 2?

A: We are not accepting trade-ins or returns for credit toward a Development Kit 2 purchase. Note that you can still use the original development kit to create content for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift.

 

Q: How do I order an Oculus Rift Development Kit 2?

A: You can order the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 at our order page located at https://www.oculus.com/order. We accept credit cards and PayPal.

 

Q: What is the cost of shipping the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2?

A: Shipping costs will vary based on your region. You can find the total cost of the development kit, including shipping and taxes, on the second page of our order form located at https://www.oculus.com/order

*Please note, this is prior to payment confirmation*


Q: If I have an Oculus Store credit code, can I apply it to my Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 purchase?

A: Yes, you can apply the code to your purchase in the “promo code” field.  If you use a credit card, the Store credit will be deducted from the reservation deposit.

 

Q: What happens when I order the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2?

A: If you are paying by credit card, you will see a temporary "authorization hold" on the full balance of your purchase, including taxes and shipping. After the card verifies the funds, the authorization hold will drop off and a charge for $50 (per unit ordered) will be processed. If you are using a Visa/Mastercard Debit Card (tied to your checking account), please make sure you have the funds available for entire purchase price to cover the temporary authorization hold. 

If you choose to pay with PayPal, we will charge the full amount when you place the pre-order. Either way, you will pay the same total amount before we ship your development kit out to you.

 

Q: Why am I charged different amounts depending on whether I pay by either credit card or PayPal?

A: Credit card processors allow us to charge a deposit of $50 and they put an authorization hold on the remaining balance, inclusive of shipping and taxes. PayPal requires us to charge the total, inclusive of shipping and taxes, up front, and does not allow deposit payments.

 

Q: I just ordered my Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. When is it going to ship out to me?

A: All completed orders are subject to review. Once approved, orders typically ship within 2 business days. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for delivery. 

 

Q: Can I use the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 on my gaming console?

A: No. The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 only works on desktop computes running Windows 7 (SP1) or greater operating system. 

Q: Do you accept Resale Certificates as proof of tax exemption?

A: No. We don’t allow Resale Certificates as proof of tax exemption since we don’t support resale of the Oculus Rift Development Kit.

 

Q: Can I order the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 to resell it or bundle it with my product?

A: We do not allow resale of our development kits for any reason as they are meant for developers and are not consumer products.

 

Q: My company/organization would like to submit a Purchase Order (PO) for the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. Can this be done?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept purchase orders at this time. You can buy the development kit at https://www.oculus.com/order using a credit card or PayPal account.

 

Q: If my original Oculus Rift Development Kit breaks or has problems, will you replace it with the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2?

A: No, we will not be offering the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 as a product replacement for the original Oculus Rift Development Kit.

 

Q: Can I ship my Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 using a company/concierge service?

A: We do not allow the use of freight forwarding companies or concierge services for Oculus Rift Development Kit purchases due to payment processing and fraud prevention. We also require the information of each customer to identify the owner to provide technical support and product replacement.

 

Q: Can I ship my Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 to an address other than my residence?

A: We can ship to a permanent location, preferably your residence or workplace. If you are shipping to your workplace, please make sure that the front desk or receiving department is aware of the incoming shipment so that it is safely delivered to you.

We can’t ship to hotels or other temporary locations, as we’re unable to provide exact delivery estimates due to shipping delays or other circumstances that are out of our control. We are also unable to guarantee safe delivery to these locations as your package can be easily misplaced or stolen.

 

Q: I’d like to purchase a number of Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 units for a public display (marketing or otherwise). Is this allowed?

A: Please see our article on "Public Displays and Activations" for details on using the Development Kit for a Public Display. 

http://developer.oculus.com


Q: I’m not a developer but I’d like to purchase the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. Can I buy it?

A: The Oculus Rift Development Kit is still a work in progress, and is meant for the creation of VR content for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift. If you are not a developer, please wait for the consumer version. It will be worth the wait!

 

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.

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