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Ocuclus Rift struck with shipping delays until mid-April

By Liu Hongzuo - on 7 Apr 2016, 2:41pm

Ocuclus Rift struck with shipping delays until mid-April

Oculus Rift. Image credit: Kyle Orland, Ars Technica.

The first shipment of the Oculus Rift VR headset is going out slower than expected, with customers experiencing shipment delays. As detailed on the Twitter feed of Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus, the Oculus Rift’s new shipping date is 12th April 2016, a week after HTC Vive’s 5th April 2016 shipping date.

The news of the delay also came late, according to Ars Technica. Below is the quoted e-mail Oculus sent to Rift customers last Saturday:

We know you're anxious to receive your Oculus Rift, and apologize for not updating your order status sooner. We've been working through an unexpected component shortage, and unfortunately, that issue has impacted the original shipping estimates for some early customers.

We're working hard to get up-to-date ship windows, and you should expect to see your order status updated on oculus.com by Tuesday, April 12. Although many Rifts will be arriving on schedule and in line with original estimates, we'll be covering shipping and handling costs for all orders placed through today.

In response to the delay, Oculus Rift headsets pre-ordered between January 2016 and 1 April 2016 (before midnight PST) will enjoy waived shipping and handling charges, courtesy of Oculus itself. This waiver is also applied to international shipments.

Source: Oculus via Ars Technica

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