The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has taken the gaming world by storm. In fact earlier this year at CES 2014, the company unveiled a newer version of the headset which featured improved functionality and additional features. Unfortunately it seems that a commercial version of the headset has yet to enter production, but in the meantime we have some bad news for you guys as it would seem as though even the developer kits are running low on stock. So what’s the problem, you ask? Well apparently it’s not just a matter of creating more units as according to the Oculus Rift’s community manager on Reddit, the reason why it is not as easy as just producing more units is because certain components required are no longer being manufactured.
What this means is that will not be enough components left for additional developer kits. The team at Oculus Rift are trying to look for alternatives to these components but aren’t sure when production will begin again. However in the meantime, whatever remaining stock they have left will be rationed to a handful of selected countries. These countries include the United States, Canada, countries in the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Switzerland, and Norway. Of course what this also means is that the release of the commercial version will probably be delayed as well, as we’re sure the team will have to redesign it to make up for the now-extinct components.
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