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Oculus finally clears out Rift pre-orders

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If you were one of the people who ordered the infamous VR headset, Rift from Oculus, then you’ll know the problems consumers had to face for the last few months. Today, however, the company announced that it has fulfilled all pre-orders. This means that consumers can now expect the headset to ship in 2-4 business days.

Until now, production shortages slowed down the roll out of the Oculus Rift which led to the frustration of most customers. In fact, many customers had to wait almost half a year to get their hands on the high-end VR headset. Well, this is now about to change as the company said today that headsets, both in online stores like Amazon and traditional stores Microsoft and Best Buy will now ship in 2-4 business days.

Additionally, Oculus announced that its demo space will expand at Best Buy to more than 500 US stores now through the fall.

The new development comes after the tech giant announced that it hired Fitbit veteran Hans Hartmann as COO in May, bringing on a top exec with ample experience fulfilling demand.

The company also announced that it’s Connect 3 developers conference with more than 50 technical talks and opportunities to experience new Oculus hardware and content will be held at 9 am PST on August 2. The conference will feature signature keynotes from Brendan Iribe, John Carmack, and Michael Abrash.

Unfortunately, the company hasn’t revealed much about the shipping window for Touch, the motion controllers that will provide much more in-game interactivity to Rift owners. The only phrases the company has used are that they will be available later this year. The blog post reads:

We’re on track to launch Touch and introduce true hand presence along with an amazing lineup of games and experiences later this year. We’ll have lots more to share about Touch and the 30+ launch titles at OC3.


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