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Oculus Rift production delayed by component shortages

Oculus Rift production has been delayed following a number of component shortages.

The company has confirmed that it is not able to manufacture its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at present, due to issues with component supplies.

“Certain components used in the Oculus Rift developer kit are no longer being manufactured, meaning they are no longer available to us for production,” said Oculus in a Reddit post.

“As a result we don’t have the necessary materials to produce additional kits. We still have some stock available, but we’re quickly running out.”

For the time being, Oculus has to limit the countries that can be supplied with its Oculus Rift developer kit until the company can find replacement component supplies.

“We’re looking into alternate sources for the needed components, and we don’t yet have a timeline for when additional units will be available.”

Currently, Oculus is still shipping to the US, Canada, EU members, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Switzerland and Norway, but this may change depending on how limited the stock becomes.

“As we sell out of inventory in each region we plan to suspend sales in that region until we are able to deliver new orders.”

However, Oculus is looking on the bright side of things and feels very honoured that the Oculus Rift headsets are anywhere near to being sold out entirely.

“We never expected to sell so many development kits and VR only made this much progress with the community’s support and enthusiasm. Even though we never wanted to sell out, it’s a good problem to have.”

The company unveiled the new Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype at CES 2014, and soon revealed that Eve Valkyrie will be an exclusive launch title.

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