Ask anyone in video games what new piece of tech has them most excited about the future, and there's a good chance they'll bring up the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Good news: Later this year, developers (and the rest of us) will be able to own the latest, greatest version. And it really is pretty great.
Starting this morning, Oculus VR is opening pre-orders for their Rift Development Kit 2. It's an all-new headset, and a significant improvement over their DevKit 1, which people have been using to do all manner of stuff over the last year or so. The DevKit 2 (or "DK2" as the Oculus people call it) will be using the same technology in the "Crystal Cove" prototype that sent so many people into conniptions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.