Just announced that the commercial version of Oculus Rift will be available for purchase at the end of the year and shipments will be made in the first quarter of 2016, the news comes to us that the DK2 are running out.
Tom Forsyth, one of the Oculus programmers, yesterday released a message addressed to developers in which he advised them not to wait for the launch of the commercial version to start developing, indicating that it is best that they get a DK2 as soon as possible. And shortly after, John Carmack confirmed that the DK2 is available in limited quantities, which is a clear indication that Oculus has stopped manufacturing it and the product will be sold out as soon as they sell the kits they have in stock.
@tom_forsyth “Act now, supplies are limited!”I am not kidding.
– John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) May 6, 2015
Therefore, those interested in starting to develop for Oculus Rift who do not yet have a development kit should get one as soon as possible. Of course, we hope that the Oculus SDK is already taking the form of the final version so that the transition to CV1 is not problematic for developers, since since its launch in July last year it is giving everyone a lot of headaches, especially in direct mode.