Quantcast
Oculus Rift halting production due to lack of components - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Oculus Rift halting production due to lack of components


11:45 AM on 02.24.2014
Oculus RiftOculus Rift halting production due to lack of components photo



Production on Oculus Rift development kits is going to come to a temporary standstill in the very near future. According to a post on reddit by Oculus VR, certain components that are used in the Oculus Rift are no longer being manufactured, meaning that the company will soon run out of the necessary resources.

However, Oculus VR is currently looking for new suppliers for these components in order to keep up with demand. The company mentioned that it's keeping a reserve stock of parts around to dedicate specifically to returns under warranty.

Despite the halt to production, Oculus VR doesn't necessarily view the situation negatively. It commented "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."

Official Oculus Shipping Status Update (Feb 19th 2014) [reddit]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Oculus Rift

2:45 PM on 07.28.2014
There's a Pacific Rim virtual-reality experience for Oculus Rift

Legendary Pictures and Reel FX brought a Pacific Rim virtual-reality experience to San Diego Comic-Con last weekend and gee, doesn't that seems like a worthwhile idea for a full game? Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot puts players i...more



6:00 PM on 07.21.2014
Facebook has now finalized the acquisition of Oculus VR

It's been months since Facebook announced the proposed acquisition of Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion, but that deal was just finalized today. In a joint statement released to the media, the two sides simply said ...more



10:00 PM on 07.15.2014
Grift: Oculus cancels Rift pre-orders for people trying to sell them

The second version of the Oculus Rift is shipping, albeit not quick enough to meet demand. Over 45,000 have been pre-ordered. Only 10,000 of those are expected to ship this month. Meanwhile, enterprising capitalists who got a...more



View all Oculus Rift






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more