Oculus VR has announced that it will suspend sales of the Oculus Rift due to a shortage of components.
“Certain components used in the Oculus Rift developer kit are no longer being manufactured, meaning they are no longer available to us for production,” says community manager Andres Hernandez on the Oculus sub-reddit. “As a result, we don’t have the necessary materials to produce additional kits.”
“We still have some stock available, but we’re quickly running out. 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.”
As inventory is sold out in each region, sales will be suspended. Sales are already limited to just a handful of countries, including North America, Japan, Australia, and parts of Europe.
Oculus VR has shipped over 50,000 Oculus Rift development kits so far.
Meanwhile, Oculus VR has trademarked the term “Riftcon” for the purpose of “organizing exhibitions for cultural, educational, or entertainment purposes.” While we can safely assume that Oculus VR is planning an expo to encourage and celebrate the use of virtual reality in games, no official announcement has been made yet.