Oculus Rift production put on hold

Ben Parfitt
Oculus Rift production put on hold

Oculus has said that it is not currently manufacturing its Rift virtual reality headsets.

A component shortage has forced everything to grind to a halt as for the time being Oculus is only supplying a limited number of countries – the US, Canada, the EU, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Switzerland and Norway.

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

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

“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.”

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