Oculus has now released an official statement to the lack of Oculus Rift shipments being sent out for those that preordered the device several weeks ago
As some people are aware of already, several buyers have not received their Oculus Rift units yet even though the release date has passed. The company kept quiet for a few days until today.
Oculus sent out an email to those that preordered it and VRFocus posted what the company had to say about the situation. They apologize for the delay and hope to get shipments out soon.
They said: 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 onby 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. We’re shipping rifts everyday. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Oculus support team if you have additional questions.
Hopefully all those that ordered the device receive it in time. Many users were fed up at the time and decided to order the HTC Vive instead.