Component Shortage Delays Oculus Rift Shipments; Microsoft To Blame?


Component Shortage Delays Oculus Rift Shipments; Microsoft To Blame?

Component Shortage Delays Oculus Rift Shipments; Microsoft To Blame?

The Oculus Rift’s shipment delay is caused by a component shortage. The company made the announcement to several media outlets. According to Tech Crunch , the Facebook-owned VR company confirmed that the delay is caused by a component shortage. No further details have been revealed by the startup, though. “The component shortage impacted our quantities more than we expected, and we’ve updated the shipment window to reflect these changes,” Oculus said. “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.” The shipment for the device started last month. The company has not announced how many people have received their consoles or how many are still waiting for their orders to arrive. “We’ve also increased our manufacturing capacity to allow us to deliver in higher quantities, faster,” the company added. “Many Rifts will ship less than four weeks from original estimates, and we hope to beat the new estimates we’ve provided.” Jobs&Hire  reported that the backorders for the Oculus Rift have been pushed back by another month. Those who order the headset today will have to wait until August to receive their order. Meanwhile, Microsoft has denied allegations that the Oculus Rift shipment delay was their fault. Apparently, the tech giant was accused of failing to deliver enough Xbox One controllers. Venture Beat  added that a Reddit post accused Microsoft of being the cause of the VR console’s shipment delay. Xbox One controllers are part of the Oculus Rift kit. “This is false,” a spokesperson for the company told the publication. “And questions about Rift should be directed to Oculus VR.” In other Oculus Rift  news, the console was called out for its seemingly shade privacy policy. Senator Al Franken is pushing for more details on the extent to which the company may be collecting users’ personal information.

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