As the Oculus Rift virtual technology moves closer to production, the team introduced a new development kit this week, one that replaces its initial first-generation technology with a number of improvements.

For $350, developers can get their hands on the latest hardware, based on the Crystal Cove prototype that was shown at CES earlier this year.

With the new kit, developers can take advantage of a depth-sensing camera to map real-world movement to in-game performance, as well as take advantage of a higher resolution, slated at 960 x 1080 for each eye. The case design is also better, along with a single wire connection link for HDMI and USB.

The development tech should be shipping out this summer, although there’s still no word on a final release date for consumers.

Source: TechCrunch