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Oculus apologises for "unexpected component shortage"

Delays in shipping headsets caused by supply line issues, says firm

Oculus has apologised to early Rift buyers for delays in shipping caused by an "unexpected component shortage", offering free shipping for all pre-orders, including international orders.

In an email sent out to pre-order customers over the weekend, Oculus promised that it's addressing the issue, telling customers that a fully updated delivery schedule is expected to be in place by April 12.

"We know you're anxious to receive your Oculus Rift, and apologise for not updating your order status sooner," the email reads. "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 on by 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."

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