A major thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t buy an Oculus Rift expecting that you will get to play AAA titles like Lara Croft or kill some aliens as Master Chief. No sir, those aren’t going to happen so soon.
When you build a game for VR, you need to do so from scratch and at the moment, there aren’t many users for major game studios to cater to this audience. In time, we will definitely see some major releases from publishers. However, right now, out of the box access is pretty limited.
In a wonderful turn of events, some Rift customers are reporting that their orders are shipping out earlier than the delay estimate. However, it is not clear whether all customers will receive such treatment.
Oculus issued a statement, “We’re delivering Rifts to customers every day, and we’re focused on getting Rifts out the door as fast as we can. 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 [delay] estimates we’ve provided.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Oculus Rift!