Lots of folks who pre-ordered an Oculus Rift VR headset received an e-mail to inform them about a one to two month delay from their original projected ship dates. Oculus apologized for the delay and claims a component shortage impacted launch quantities more than they expected.
Oculus has sent the following statement:
The component shortage impacted our quantities more than we expected, and we’ve updated the shipment window to reflect these changes. 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. 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.
As previously announced, Oculus decided to waive the shipping cost for all pre-orders.