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Oculus Rift bundle will be shipped with a remote control and an Xbox One controller. Oculus Rift

Update: An Oculus VR rep has gotten in touch with International Business Times Australia with an official statement regarding the delay of the Oculus Rift VR headset:

"The component shortage impacted our quantities more than we expected, and we’ve updated the shipment window to reflect these changes. We apologize for the delay. "

The good news is that Oculus Rift VR headsets are reporteldy being shipped "out the door as fast as we can," while the conapny has been taking steps to ensure that the units are shipped to meet the new estimates.

"We’ve taken steps to address the component shortage, and we’ll continue shipping in higher volumes each week. We’ve also increased our manufacturing capacity to allow us to deliver in higher quantities, faster. Many Rifts will ship less than four weeks from original estimates, and we hope to beat the new estimates we’ve provided."

Original story below:

Woes of Oculus Rift customers are not yet over. If anything, it seems that two months have been added to the waiting time before shipment of the Oculus Rift VR headset.

The two-month delay has been confirmed by some of the early adopters who have preordered the VR headset. What was previously expected to arrive on March 28 has now been pushed to somewhere around late May or June, Road to VR reported.

Oculus Rift has already updated their shipping estimated dates. One customer who had been preordered very early on in the game is now looking at somewhere between May 23 and June 2 as a shipping date. Customers have been talking about this over at Reddit.

One of them had preordered roughly six minutes and 27 seconds following the announcement of preorders, and the estimated shipping date is now anywhere between April 25 and May 5. One Reddit user, hoodvisions, even said that his estimated is just before August.

There are even talks of early adopters considering cancelling their preorders. The HTC Vive VR headset has faced a few issues of its own, but it appears that shipping-wise, it is more positive of orders making it.

A new update from HTC Vive official website had confirmed a few burning questions that fans may have had for the shipping. Shipping has already begun in April 5 as expected. Anyone who is worried about delays can expect a separate shipment notification email with tracking information once the HTC Vive VR headset is already on its way.

“Your Vive system will be shipped in the month noted in your order confirmation email. We can only provide exact shipping and delivery timings to customers once shipping notifications have been issued by our distribution partners,” said HTC in the blog.

The issues for Oculus Rift does not stop with preorder delays, however. Now the US congress is looking at the Terms of Service of the Oculus Rift. According to Gizmodo, Senator Al Franken, who is also a part of the Senate Privacy and Technology Subcommittee is asking a letter the details the information by which Oculus Rift will address the issue of privacy and security.

This was borne out of the clause in Oculus Rift that mentioned the Oculus Rift automatically collecting consumer data. Now the Congress is expecting in May a letter detailing the data storage and information protection that Oculus plans for its consumers.

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