Oculus had a very rocky launch. Due to component shortages, shipping issues, and a number of other problems, stock just wasn’t available at the level customers were expecting. A few months after the official launch however, Oculus is announcing that they have officially distributed all of the pre-orders to those who threw their money down early.
Oculus has also announced that new orders will now ship within 2 – 4 business days, making the Rift headset much more available to those looking to get in on the tech. This is due to the company’s decision to massively ramp up production, and they are now making the headset available at a number of retail stores across the United States as well. Later this month, consumers will be able to head to a Microsoft store to pick up a headset for themselves, and those looking to experience the headset first will have the opportunity to do so at 500 more Best Buy locations across the US.
Finally, the company has announced that the Oculus Touch remotes are on track to be available later this year. The OC3 Oculus developer conference is scheduled to take place on October 5th – 7th this year, and the company will have much more to share there. With so many new games being announced as being Oculus Touch compatible already, we’re hopeful that the company will deliver big on launch.
If you’re a developer looking to get in on the OC3 conference in October, applications open August 2nd. With more than 50 keynotes scheduled to take place at the event, the conference is crucial for developers looking at take advantage of the new platform.
Were you looking to get in on Oculus’ CV1 headset? You should have a much easier time getting your hands on one if you order now, and could even receive it the same week. Go ahead and try the headset out at your local Best Buy and let us know your thoughts.