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Oculus Rift pre-order customers facing two month shipping delay

Oculus has confirmed a component shortage is causing longer delays for some customers who pre-ordered the device.

RoadtoVR reports that some customers’ shipping estimates have been pushed back as far as early June as a result.

“The component shortage impacted our quantities more than we expected, and we’ve updated the shipment window to reflect these changes,” Oculus says in a statement.

We apologize for the delay. We’re delivering Rifts to customers every day, and we’re focused on getting Rifts out the door as fast as we can.”

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As we reported earlier this month, some of the first VR fans to lay claim to the device had been kept in the dark about the whereabouts of their headsets following the March 28 release date.

The company had pledged to update buyers and refund their shipping costs in order to make up for the disappointment.

However, a potential delay of more than two months for one of the most anticipated tech products in years is unlikely to please early adopters who take pride in getting their hands on the hottest products first.

The company said it still hopes to beat some of those shipping estimates as it steps up production.

In its statement, Oculus added: “We’ve taken steps to address the component shortage, and we’ll continue shipping in higher volumes each week. We’ve also increased our manufacturing capacity to allow us to deliver in higher quantities, faster. Many Rifts will ship less than four weeks from original estimates, and we hope to beat the new estimates we’ve provided.”


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