New Oculus Rift dev kits now being sent despite supply issues

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Not all orders due this month for the new DK2 Oculus Rift for developers will be fulfilled as the new kits start shipping out.

The latest DK2 Oculus Rift dev kits are now being sent out to customers although high demand for the virtual reality tech leading gadgets means Oculus VR will be unable to deliver to everyone who is expecting their DK2s to ship this month..

Speaking at the beginning of July Oculus VR community manager Andres Hernandez stated the firm would be unlikely to meet all demands by the end of the month after receiving over 45,000 DK2 pre-orders.

"We expect to ship roughly 10,000 DK2s from the factory in July, with just over half of the units through distribution centres and on their way to doorsteps before the end of the month," Hernandez said at the time.

"We're slightly behind in manufacturing and there's currently a high chance that some developers with estimated shipping in July may not have their DK2s shipped until August. We have a team in China working on continued ramp of production at our factory, and we'll work our way through the queue as fast as we can."

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR has just recently been finalised with experimentation into the wider application of virtual reality tech already underway.

Meanwhile Oculus VR are being sued by Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media who claim that former employee and Oculus Rift CTO John Carmack illegally took VR tech developed whilst under ZeniMax to Oculus. Carmack has since publicly denied the allegations

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