Oculus VR’s DK2 is the second iteration of a virtual reality mask intended to be used by software developers, though lots of enthusiastic video gamers are buying them just for kicks. We’ve been working on some 3D world stuff of our own so we’re excited to have one of these kits to experiment with.
After messing around with it for a while yesterday, I’d say it’s like scuba diving with a mask you bought at Pick ‘n Save. The first few moments are completely thrilling. But the slight physical discomfort, the limited visual fidelity and the rigmarole of setting up the kit, all add to the feeling that you’re very stubbornly trying to have an experience. Eventually you get to a place where you can take it for what it is: practically miraculous, obviously going to change everything.