Get ready VR Developers. Oculus recently announced on their official blog that “early” builds of the Oculus Rift CV1 and Oculus SDK 1.0 will be shipping this week to developers. Sounds like Christmas is coming early for some.
With Monday’s announcement that the Oculus Rift will make it’s way into the hands of developers this week and no news about pre-orders, it is looking less likely that we will get a pre-order announcement that Oculus had mentioned would happen “later this year” back in May.
Right now Oculus is prioritizing shipping the Rift to developers based on how close they are to a final game or application. “The Rift SDK 1.0 and runtime include features tied to the consumer product, so we’ve currently limited the release to developers putting final touches on launch titles.”
Oculus goes on to mention that they will be shipping Rift hardware out to developers every week in the run up to launch.