Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Delayed 1-2 Months

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Waiting for your new Oculus Rift? Anxious to breathe in that smell of fresh electronics?

For those who pre-ordered the Oculus Rift, your wait is going to be longer than Oculus first estimated due to early component shortages. Today, as promised by Oculus, many customers started to receive the following message:

We've updated your Order History with a new shipment window for your Rift.

This window may be later than your original estimate, due to the early component shortage.

As a reminder, we'll send you an email when we charge the payment method on file for your purchase and prepare your shipment. We'll also cover all shipping and handling costs for orders placed through 11:59 PDT on April 1, 2016.

Don't hesitate to reach out to the Oculus Support team if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting the future of virtual reality.

The Oculus Team

Here are some examples of delays relayed to us by Oculus customers.

Order placed at 08:06 PST on 01/06/2016, Expected Delivery of 04/25/2016 - 05/05/2016
Order placed at 08:15 PST on 01/06/2016, Expected Delivery of 05/16/2016 - 05/26/2016
Order placed at 08:30 PST on 01/06/2016, Expected Delivery of 05/23/2016 - 06/02/2016
Order placed at 09:40 PST on 01/06/2016, Expected Delivery of 06/13/2016 - 06/23/2016
Order placed at 12:25 PST on 01/06/2016, Expected Delivery of 06/20/2016 - 06/30/2016

Is there a bright side to all this? More time to save your money for a new graphics card!


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Steven Paterson

Based in California. I am Scottish, I like Scotch and, oh yeah, a little VR too.

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