For anyone with a DK2 waiting patiently for their CV1 headset to arrive, the wait has suddenly become easier.
That’s because the Oculus Rift DK2 works perfectly with both the Oculus Store and this week’s launch games. Sure, the resolution on the DK2 isn’t quite as high as the CV1, but you’ll still have a blast playing Lucky’s Tale, Henry, EVEL Valarie, Esper 2, ADR1FT and more – without any issues, problems or performance issues.
So how does it work? As we explained in our launch day coverage here, first you’ll need to uninstall any existing drivers, then download the Oculus Setup file from here. As it installs, make a mental note of the instructions for setting up the CV1 (because presumably you’ll need to follow them when your headset eventually arrives), and click skip, instead of next, whenever you’re prompted to plug in a CV1 device. After installation as completed the Oculus Store will launch and you’re free to buy, download and play the Oculus Rift launch line-up.
We’re still working our way through the launch line-up, but here’s a quick list of the games/apps we’ve tested and confirmed to be fully working on the DK2:
- Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games
- Blaze Rush
- Crystal Rift
- Elite Dangerous
- EVE: Valkyrie
- Esper 2
- Jaunt VR
- Lucky’s Tale
- Oculus Dreamdeck
- Oculus Video
- Project CARS
- The Body VR
- Time Machine VR
It’s great to see Oculus support the DK2 from launch. Not only does it make the wait for a CV1 headset easier, but it also means there are hundreds of thousands of VR gamer’s out there who can already play some amazing experiences today. Nevertheless, if you’ve discovered a game that doesn’t work, let us know in the comments below. Similarly, if there’s a game we haven’t played yet that works a charm add that to the comments too and we’ll update this article.