Brendan Iribe from Oculus has announced via Twitter that sales of the Oculus Rift DK2 have already exceeded 100,000 units, which is quite an achievement for a development kit. Now the big question remains… when is his successor due?
Over 100k DK2’s and tons of Gear VR’s in the wild — can’t wait to see what the community creates. Everyone’s a pioneer!
– Brendan Iribe (@brendaniribe) February 12, 2015
The presentation of the DK2 was during the last GDC, and the Crescent Bay prototype is already almost half a year old. The DK1 came to sell around 60,000, so it seems clear that the interest of the community has grown a lot and, as it could not be otherwise, it continues and will continue to do so for the next few months. Is the time of the presentation of a new device approaching? If we pay attention to the small clues that Oculus has been dropping with droppers and the most talked about rumors, we could venture to launch a guess: Oculus could present a first edition of the CV1 in the next 6 months. It would be a limited edition, available only through its website, and would be functionally identical to the definitive CV1. Just like the DK2 was a small evolution of Crystal Cove, this new device would be based on Crescent Bay, which seems to be a version that Iribe himself takes for granted as a commercial version. Place your bets!