Some core components for Oculus Rift are no longer being manufactured

While you’re still dreaming of the day you can put on an Oculus VR headset and become a space accountant, devs have long been able to buy a starter kit for their projects. Any dev who doesn’t have it yet might have a hard time getting one, though, because the company will soon stop selling its developer kits. According to a Reddit post by the startup’s community manager, there’s a shortage because some of the headset’s components are no longer being manufactured.

Oculus VR Inc has announced that Oculus Rift developer kits (DK1) are in short supply, the company will suspend shipping due to shortage of components. Oculus VR Inc’s community manager, Andres ‘cybereality’ Hernandez, announced via the Oculus subreddit that “certain components” used in the Oculus Rift developer kit (DK1) are no longer available: “Certain components used in the Oculus Rift developer kit are no longer being manufactured, meaning they are no longer available to us for production. 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. We’ll be sure to keep everyone posted.”

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