Oculus Begins Shipping Rift Development Units, But Many Will Have To Wait Until August

July 24, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

The latest version of Oculus Rift for developers (DK2) has begun shipping to buyers, but there's some question as to whether those who purchased a DK2 will get one in this first batch of shipments. In early June Oculus VR community manager Andres Hernandez indicated that the company was unlikely to be able to fulfill all deliveries on schedule in July after receiving over 45,000 DK2 pre-orders.

"We expect to ship roughly 10,000 DK2s from the factory in July, with just over half of the units through distribution centers and on their way to doorsteps before the end of the month," Hernandez said. "We're slightly behind in manufacturing and there's currently a high chance that some developers with estimated shipping in July may not have their DK2s shipped until August. We have a team in China working on continued ramp of production at our factory, and we'll work our way through the queue as fast as we can."

That is a long time to wait but this sort of thing happens when companies do not anticipate or prepare for high demand from customers. We will continue to follow this story as it develops.

Source: CVG


 
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