Facebook's Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger

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Oculus has been quite busy since its acquisition by Facebook closed earlier this week.

For one, the second pre-release version of the Oculus Rift - the DK2 - started shipping. They were supposed to start shipping earlier this month, but software wasn't ready on time.

The devices have started shipping in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The company says it expects to have over 9,000 of them in developers' hands by the end of next week.

Oculus also released the new 0.4.0 SDK beta. In a blog post, the company wrote:

As part of the new development kit release, we’ve published a major update to the SDK that allows developers to take full advantage of DK2. After over a year in development, this is the largest software release at Oculus yet.

News is also out that Oculus is working with Samsung on a headset that uses mobile devices to create a virtual reality experience.

Meanwhile, Oculus has a presence at Comic-Con, which includes letting people virtually pilot a Pacific Rim Jaeger.

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