Demand for Oculus Quest and Rift S headsets remains to be outstripping provide, however Fb is now providing a approach to maintain up-to-date on the state of affairs.
The corporate not too long ago added ‘Notify Me’ buttons to each the official pages for Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest. There’s a person button for each the 64GB and 128GB fashions of Quest, too. Click on the button, enter your e mail deal with, and also you’ll be notified when inventory is again. You’ll in all probability nonetheless must be quick in your fingers if you happen to’re going to get an order in time, although.
Oculus Quest has remained out of inventory pretty persistently since even earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic actually set in. Following its launch final yr, Fb mentioned the headset was promoting “as quick as we are able to make them.” Nevertheless, the corporate confirmed to us earlier this yr that the Coronavirus state of affairs would affect its means to supply extra items and that’s prone to stay the case.
This isn’t the one measure Fb is taking to fight its provide shortages. Final week the corporate additionally began promoting refurbished variations of the unique Oculus Rift at $299. Nonetheless, with third-party sellers bumping up costs, this may be your finest guess for getting your palms on a brand new Oculus headset as shortly and affordably as attainable.
Different headsets are experiencing comparable provide constraints, like Valve’s Index. It might be a while earlier than the main VR gadgets are available to buy once more, although some kits just like the newly-launched HTC Vive Cosmos Elite are in inventory proper now.