A Look at the Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2.0
What was inside the Oculus booth this year?
It’s been almost a year since I received my Oculus Rift Dev Kit 1.0 (DK1). I’ve spent a lot of time in a lot of varied first person situations. From well known demos like Tuscany and RiftCoaster, random environments like Jerry’s apartment (from Seinfeld) and beaches with anime girls, through to great gaming experiences like Lunar Flight, Half Life 2, Surgeon Simulator, and cancelled Kickstarter title, Proton Pulse.
I’ve gone from being wowed by the technology to only pulling it out every now and then. While this is mainly due to lack of support in releases, there’s not much that wows me any more. It’s not that the tech behind the Rift isn’t worthy of wowing, it’s just that the only things being released at the moment are tech demos, and tech demos are limited. So when I walked into the Oculus Rift booth at E3 this year, the last thing I was expecting was to be wowed.
A nice hands on review of what it’s like to experience the Oculus Rift DK2 for someone who already owns the DK1. Expect to see a lot more of these comparison style reviews as the the DK2 gets shipped out to backers.