New Oculus Rift dev kit begins shipping today

New Oculus Rift dev kit begins shipping today
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

July 24th 2014 at 11:51AM

Around 10,000 DK2s expected to be sent out this month

The new Oculus Rift dev kit has begun shipping to developers.

The news was confirmed by Oculus community manager cybereality on Reddit after buyers reported they had started to receive notifications that the DK2 was on its way.

Pre-orders for the new dev kit were previously said to have surpassed 45,000 units, bringing total Rift sales to over 100,000 to date.

Oculus is expected to ship around 10,000 dev kits during July.

Earlier this month, cybereality said: “We're now over 45,000 DK2 pre-orders, which is incredibly exciting. That said, we're slightly behind in manufacturing and there's currently a high chance that some developers with estimated shipping in July may not have their DK2s shipped until August. We have a team in China working on continued ramp of production at our factory, and we'll work our way through the queue as fast as we can.”