A lot of pre-orders for the Oculus Rift have been delayed, and Oculus has sent out a status update with new estimated shipping times.
Those who pre-ordered the device back in January of this year, might now well see their VR set delivered in May or June – a delay of roughly 2 to 3 months.
Earlier this month, manufacturer Oculus announced that they couldn’t guarantee a delivery by the end of March due to a shortage in components for the device.
“we’ve been working through an unexpected component shortage, and unfortunately, the issue has impacted the original shipping estimates for some early customers”, the Oculus Team announced via an e-mail.
At the moment of writing, it’s unknown how much Rift customers will be receiving their pre-order later on, but on the official Oculus forums, a lot of early customers are reporting the ‘bad news’.
Those who want to cancel their early pre-order due to the delayed delivery, can still do so. On both Twitter and the Oculus subReddit, customers are expressing their frustration with the delayed delivery.
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