Stretch Goals and the Developer Kit
We’re receiving a lot of questions about whether we can add stretch goals, especially ones that might improve the technical specifications of the developer kit.
The short answer is that changing any the technical specifications of the Rift developer kit may delay the ship date of the Kickstarter. Since we plan to ship the dev kits before the end of 2012 (less than 5 months away), we just don’t have room for error or unexpected delays that might cause us to slip. Sorry!
We’re hoping that once people see the developer kit for themselves, they agree that while it may not be the ideal hardware, it still delivers a really compelling experience that’s beyond sufficient for game developers and designers.
All that said, we’re doing everything we can to make sure the consumer Rift delivers the most immersive gaming experience you’ve ever seen and improving the Rift’s hardware will be at the crux of that effort. We promise it’ll be worth the wait.