Oculus VR has halted further production of the Rift as some of the components used for assembly are no longer being manufactured. While they do still have units in stock, it sounds like there are far more pre-orders than available VR units.
The developers posted an official update on Reddit, stating: “We are looking into alternate sources for the needed components, and we don’t yet have a timeline for when additional units will be available. We’ll be sure to keep everyone posted.”
I had a chance to try out the Occulus Rift at PAX Prime last year, and I’m not shocked that the demand is so high. As with any new product, there are going to be some growing pains, so hopefully everyone who’s pre-ordered so far can remain calm and let Oculus work out the development kinks.
“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 — Thank you!”
So this is both a congrats to Oculus VR for the success, as well as a “hang in there!” to everyone waiting to receive their pre-orders. The developers are doing everything they can to get it out to you.