The Oculus VR development team has announced at GDC the Rift Development Kit 2. The upgraded device implements features from the Crystal Cove prototype, which was unveiled at CES this year, such as the low persistence OLED display rather than the original’s LED display.
According to the development team, the low persistence OLED display for the DK2 eliminates motion blur and judder, two factors that attributes for simulator sickness when using virtual reality technology. The resolution is 960x1080 per eye with a 100-degree field of vision. There is also a built-in latency tester that will provide real-time, microsecond precision measurements to help optimize the VR experience.
The DK2 features out-of-the-box engine integration for Unity 4, Unreal Engine 4, and the Unreal Development Kit as well. In addition, an external infrared camera is included for positional tracking. As for the external control box, that has been done away with and the DK2 can be connected directly to the PC via USB and HDMI.
The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 can be pre-ordered now for $350 and will be shipped in July.