Between high demand and manufacturing interruptions due to the Coronavirus, Oculus Quest and Rift S have been in extremely short supply, often commanding a 150% price premiums (or more) in aftermarket sales. Those looking to pick up an Oculus Quest or Rift S may not have to wait too much longer; a global stock check by Road to VR indicates that Quest is largely available with a slight and Rift S has made significant progress on backorders.

Updated – July 15th, 2020

We checked stock availability for direct purchases from Oculus.com for Quest (64GB), Quest (128GB), and Rift S across all regions where the headsets are sold.

The latest shows that Quest stock has been holding fairly steady in 16 of 23 regions, though Quest (64GB) is backordered by about two weeks in most regions while Quest (128GB) is less than one week in most regions.

Rift S—which has been far slower to come back into stock than Quest—has finally started seeing fairly steady availability over the last three weeks, albeit with a backorder of about two weeks in most regions.

Unfortunately the UK and US both continue to see sporadic availability of both Quest and Rift S. And when stock does pop up its usually backordered by two weeks or more, though this is an improvement compared to June when the backorders of those headsets was closer to a month.

See chart for: 7/3/20 | 6/3/20| 5/19/205/15/205/13/205/8/205/5/205/4/205/1/204/30/204/29/20 | 4/28/20

Our guess is that that the disparity between Quest and Rift S availability is related to the fact that Quest is manufactured by Oculus while Rift S is manufactured by Lenovo. It may also have to do with Facebook prioritizing Quest production given especially strong demand for the headset.

All things considered, the current situation is a huge improvement over the second quarter of 2020 when it was largely impossible to order any Oculus headset in any region without resorting to aftermarket sellers charging huge premiums over the MSRP.

SEE ALSO
Oculus Explains Rift S Design & Manufacturing Partnership with Lenovo

Even as stock headset stock direct from Oculus has been catching up, availability from third-party retailers remains bleak.

While earlier in the year the headsets weren’t available from third-parties at all (save for from resellers with jacked up prices), in the last month we’ve started to see sporadic availability of MSRP-priced Quest headsets on sites like Amazon. Quest (128GB) on Amazon US is more often available than Quest (64GB), but even still the site is reporting a backorder of two to four weeks for the 128GB model. On the other hand, we’ve seen almost no availability of Rift S at third-party retailers in the last few months.

Background: Coronavirus Disruption of VR Headset Stock

Facebook announced back in early February that it expected the Coronavirus to impact the availability of its headsets, and shortly thereafter all of the company’s headsets became unavailable in all regions for a long stretch. Shortages prompted the company to begin selling refurbished versions of the original Oculus Rift headset which it had discontinued the year prior.

In late April a Facebook spokesperson told us the following:

“We continue to make products available in all channels as quickly as possible for people to buy. As you’ve noted, Quest and Rift S have been intermittently in stock in some channels and regions. No specific estimate to share on future stock expectations, as the situation remains dynamic.”

The spokesperson said that in regions where headsets are out of stock, customers can use the ‘Notify Me’ option on the buy page for each headset to sign up to be alerted to new stock. Notifications will go out in order of sign-up.

According to the New York Times, China—where Oculus headsets are manufactured—began reopening factories in February. “By some measures, China’s economy is getting back on track. By the end of February, most of its factories and mines had reopened, according to a variety of data, cranking out everything from steel to cellphones at a blistering pace through March. Industrial output rebounded to a near-record level,” Keith Bradsher, the publication’s Shanghai bureau chief, reported in late April.

Availability of Valve’s Index headset has also been substantially impacted by the Coronavirus. Though new orders are still generally backordered by eight weeks or more, we recently saw the first signs of Valve starting to catch up on its lengthy backlog.

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  • Rudl Za Vedno

    I sold my O+ and wanted to buy Quest, but it just went out of stock so I opted for HP Reverb instead as it was the only available option left and I couldn’t be happier. I was an eye opener for me how much VR needs higher resolution. It’s like putting on corrective glasses for the first time. I can’t go back to lower res screens even though I have to live with so, so controllers and thick cable. Imagine Quest with 2x2160x2160p screens. I hope Quest 2 will go in that direction.

    • ComfyWolf

      It’s actually possible to unofficially increase Quest resolution, but increasing too much has a big impact on frame rate. At 2k resolution I can’t even enjoy just watching videos.But increasing resolution slightly is nice.

      • Jim P

        Side Quest

      • Rogue Transfer

        Worth noting that you can’t increase the physical pixel resolution, only the render resolution(which is typically lower at only 1280×1280 per eye on the Quest than its actual native display resolution of 1600×1440 per eye).
        Supersampling to 2K is much worse visually than having more native pixels in the first place – like the Reverb offers with 2160×2160 per eye.

    • Erilis

      I just wish quest had a bit better sub pixels. I don’t know who would buy vive pro when quest has pretty much the same screen. The optics in O+ is so terrible, I mean, I feel like twisting the lenses, it’s all vertical like cat eyes instead of horizontal, it’s weird. I’m happy you felt like it was a good upgrade from WMR to the top end WMR, there is progress in the world.

    • D-_-RAiL

      I think Rift S and Index Resolution is fine. I think FOV is much more important now and trying to run 2160 x 2160 with a high fov you would need a really powerful PC. Quest 2 with 2160 x 2160 the games themselves would have to look awful and you would completely lose immersion.

      • Rogue Transfer

        Running 2160×2160 per eye does need a powerful PC – about the GTX 1080/RTX 2070. But, you don’t need to supersample with it to still gain the increased native resolution.

        In effect, you get much more detail & sharper results than using 150% Supersampling on 1440×1440 per eye headsets, but at the same performance.

        Once you’ve tried 2160×2160, it’s a real eye-opener and a breakthrough resolution to achieving fine detail and near solid imagery with very minimal SDE(effectively gone in 3D imagery/games). It opens up desktop use for periods of time.

        But you are right about the Quest 2, it’d struggle if they tried that resolution and so won’t likely have it.

  • Well. In the USA all Headsets are completely out of stock… again.

    • Ron

      I think I got the last one last night.

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    • starchaser28

      That’s a good sign that interest is still very strong. It would be great if Oculus shared how many they’ve sold total. I’ve heard around a million but that was very unofficial.

    • Cheddar Bob

      At least you can order an Index and be patient. Australians get no such choice.

    • VRgameDevGirl

      Back in stock right now!!

  • Speaking to sporting goods manufacturing contacts working in China, the factories are definitely running, though it’s taken time to increase output due to staff trapped in provinces following lockdown, and difficulty getting materials into factory, and finished goods out..

    We saw shortages recently as manufacturers cleared their CNY (Chinese New year) stock buffer, which wasn’t replenished due to the pandemic.

    Regarding Quest, is this manufactured by Goertek like Rift CV1? (and Index headset/controller if correct)

  • Good to know!

  • Shelby Spider

    Hey guess what…. Beenb trying FOR WEEKS, and finally found out that Oculus restocks tuesdays at 6am Denver time. Except it didn’t happen today……..

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    AdeaDeChevalier said:
    I would wait at least till 7 everyone. With all the allegations of corrupt FB employees, I would wait at least until after 7. Some shiesty shit
    You would think that their system would be linked straight to the warehouse and new inventory would trigger an auto restock for the website.
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    Got info that overclockers isn’t restocked until May 31st, however whether or not this is true is still to be seen…
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    6:34AM
    MrBeanDip said:
    Got info that overclockers isn’t restocked until May 31st, however whether or not this is true is still to be seen…
    When they have told me they have oversold, they gave me date 15th of June. So I wouldn’t try to buy it on scan or overclockers. It’s a waste of time. I’m sniping Argos and this website. TBH I don’t know why they even bother stocking stores if it’s always sold out. They lose on profit and people will buy it anyway.
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    You would think that their system would be linked straight to the warehouse and new inventory would trigger an auto restock for the website.
    I’m a business-centered individual, and my boyfriend is a mathematician with a PHD,,,,

    WE COULD COME UP WITH A BETTER SYSTEM. JFC

    How has Mark Zuckerberg not received death threats?!
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    AdeaDeChevalier said:
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    I’m a business-centered individual, and my boyfriend is a mathematician with a PHD,,,,

    WE COULD COME UP WITH A BETTER SYSTEM. JFC

    How has Mark Zuckerberg not received death threats?!
    It’s almost like they don’t care. I know I’ve read that they’re focusing on producing the Quest but that’s just as hard to find in stock anywhere. You’d think they’d be working OT to pump out new systems and capitalize on this increase in demand.
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    Plz tell my I didn’t wake up at 4 for nothing.
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    same ive been up all night

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    From what I’ve heard the Rift S is actually produced by Lenovo so it should have more stock in theory
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    Greesmonkey555 said:
    same ive been up all night

    Me too. I haven’t been to bed and it’s looking like it’s been for nothing.
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    i aint giving up til its confirmed nothing
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    i aint giving up til its confirmed nothing
    How do you know when to give up?
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    How do you know when to give up?
    Until your wife leaves should be a good indicator
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    I thought the rift s was gonna restock at 5am pst, fuck this shit been waiting too long
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    Until your wife leaves should be a good indicator
    i hate to say you killed him but he probably already dead from waiting the the rift s to come back
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    Any updates?
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    Just got one off bestbuy.ca. still in stock.
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    Just got one off bestbuy.ca. still in stock.
    That’s showing $550 US dollars?? That’s as bad as the eBay scalpers.
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    That’s showing $550 US dollars?? That’s as bad as the eBay scalpers.
    Thats canadian dollars. Roughly equivalent to $400 US
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    Can you even ship it to the US?
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    Doesn’t seem like it ships to the USA. tragic rip
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    No, I just tried
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    Can you even ship it to the US?
    Nope, just tried
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    How are places like best buy getting restocked and the literal oculus website isn’t?
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    Yeah it won’t let me check out with a US zip code.
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    idk guys i would just go with amazon preorders, I preordered on the 2nd and its coming the 14th

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    idk guys i would just go with amazon preorders, I preordered on the 2nd and its coming the 14th

    I tried that this morning. The preorder never even showed up for me. I kept clicking the link and it kept saying there is currently no sellers in your area who can ship this item.
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    How are places like best buy getting restocked and the literal oculus website isn’t?
    Yup. It’s total BS
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    Stayed up all night to be on time for the restock and here we are
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    doesn’t appear to have restocked today. I did open the bestbuy.ca site and it was in stock, it isn’t anymore.
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  • Shelby Spider

    Wanna report on something….. REPORT ON HOW FUCKING SHITTY FB, OCULUS, AND LENOVO ARE.

    We have people who were trying today, and had been up since midnight. Who have been waiting for fucking MONTHS.

    It has been this way SINCE FUCKING LAUNCH.

    Not the FUCKING VIRUS OR OH NO CHINA.

    Then there are rumours across the board and other forums stating that FB/Oculus employees are the one’s with the bot accounts buying everything up.

    CHECK ANY FUCKING STOCK SITE, AND YOU WILL FUCKING SEE ANYWHERE FROM THE SETS BEING IN STOCK FOR A MINUTE, UP TO HALF AN HOUR. lONGEST RUNNING IN STOCK I’VE SEEN YET.

    • Andrew Jakobs

      Stop spamming this bullshit. Yeah we know it’s frustrating if you want to buy a headset. But this isn’t helping either..

    • benz145

      I removed your other post because these comments aren’t the place for that.

      I’ll leave this one up but in the future if you want to participate in the conversation, please tone it down to a reasonable level. If you think there’s something we should report on, feel free to point to some sources or evidence. You can also send info to tips@roadtovr.com.

    • VRagoso

      Dude… Calm down. It is just a Quest.

  • Shelby Spider

    CyberScy said:
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    I don’t think any sort of under-production of units warrants that kind of anger… chill out
    I absolutely won’t chill out. We have people who stayed up from midnight refreshing, checking discord, and restock sites.

    Amazon pre-orders are one rediculous, but two last a minute. People are price gouging possibly defective headsets, creating an ENTIRE FUCKING new third party market.

    The fact FB is unable to keep control over their product and market price is ridiculous.

    They are treating you like leeches who will suck up any fucking blood that happens to sweat out of their huge ass nasty clogged pores.

    I will be buying something other than oculus, and let me tell you. When this failure of a brand sinks, and all of you DIE HARD FANS find something cheaper, better, available, and overall developed by someone who actually gives a fuck.

    I got bad news for you guys. They definitely care more about AR, and applicable possibilities when considering SOCIAL MEDIA.

    How? I know someone who just got hired on specializing in AR coding and development. So enjoy that one gamers.

    Also, my last point is. How long can you take being disrespected by a company that won’t even give an official release as to why they can’t keep them regularly in stock. Instead of some convenient CORONAVIRUS caveat.

    Here’s how a normal company operates guys. Once they find the product is well developed and they are ready for supply chains. They then sit on what sets they’ve made and slowly make more. And when a preorder becomes available, they then divert a small portion of that stock to them, so that they can have a proper buffer to make more and more, which the PREORDER MONEY SHOULD ENSURE THE PRODUCTION OF SAID INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.

    They didn’t even choose a good reputable company. Lenovo was a very good company until they were bought out. It’s not because it’s Chinese, but because it’s a very shitty Chinese company.

    Because that was the cheapest option. They knew Lenovo had part and supply issues, and had them for YEARS, AND THE END RESULT???
    A HUGE PORTION OF THE HEADSETS WERE FUCKING FAULTY AT LAUNCH. DUMNASSES.

    I know I keep saying that, but they shiitly mass-produced products that should have been tested. The fact they went, of it’s just defective and faulty….
    How come quality checks for these parts weren’t ensured???

    Shitty, CHEAP, Chinese parts.

    I won’t fucking calm down. The fact I had to dig up the shitty aspects of a company associated with a product means FB really doesn’t care if people have an easy or hard time getting their product.

    As long as, EVERY AVAILABLE UNIT GETS SOLD.

    Once they sell out, they don’t give two shits about any of you until they restock, and for someone who’s not taking the isolation well. Let me fucking tell you, I will be getting something else THAT I KNOW FOR SURE WILL BE DELIVERED TO ME, instead of well idk, HAVING MY ORDER CANCELLED SEVERAL FUCKING TIMES.

    So next time someone is pissed off about something that has literally taken some months to get, and are probably reading this fucking post right now. This is DIRESPECT. I will be buying a brand new, fully insured, better specs, know WHEN IT SHIPS TO ME, and honestly the last selling point???

    The HP Reverb PRO, is cheaper than most Oculus Quest or Rift S headsets currently available.

    So, take some advice from me dude. Chill out….

  • Andrew Jakobs

    Wait, another rehash of this post, but no news on the news that FB will release a new Quest end of year/early next year?

  • ImperialDynamics

    A few days ago I ordered a Quest from Amazon Germany (I’m in Greece). It was showing a 23rd May availability. Yesterday i received an email informing me that i will have it 5 days earlier on the 18th :)

  • VRgameDevGirl

    Just ordered mine in the US!! said out of stock this morning but looked again and I was like YES!!! says it wont be here till July though.

  • Tony Dougan

    I’m in the UK, where are you seeing them shipping? sold out everywhere I can see.

  • JesuSaveSouls

    I would of bought one if they were available.I sold my for a small profit on eBay.Pimax is tight sugar deuce.

  • Anfronie

    Man I really hope they don’t kill of the PC headset line. At the very least, I hope the next headset is much more comfortable than the quest and can still connect to PC flawlessly. Comfort and ease of use are the main reason why I am sticking with the S. I would like to upgrade it eventually though. Good to see demand is high though!

    • kontis

      No worries. They know what they are doing. It’s really a very simple strategy and based on one of the most popular concepts in Silicon Valley in recent years – it’s called friction.

      Basically you don’t prevent people from doing something, you just make it much less convenient than the thing you want them to do (and can monetize and control better).

      Facebook will most likely keep somehow supporting their PC VR ecosystem, so even PC VR get allured to buy their devices.

      But once they buy them they will be greatly discouraged to plug it to the PC, or to sideload apps thanks to friction (available stats show its working well), so they use more and more native apps that can only be bought from Oculus Store and give all their data to Facebook. Today it’s not much, but in the future it will be eye movement information and then emotions and then thoughts (to some extent).

      • Anfronie

        Yeah I get pushing evermore to mobile/wireless but the tech is not there yet. I just hope they do not rush to abandon PC VR because right now it is the best way to experience high quality VR.

        • Rogue Transfer

          They’ll likely stay with PC connectivity for the next standalone Del Mar.

          But after that, in a few years time, their standalone after that, should be based on the XR2 and have sufficient performance to do reasonable visuals for the average user, that’s when they’ll likely break from the PC market to gain all revenue from their store only. They should have sufficient titles available by then to make their standalone stand alone.

  • Frédéric Ilbaize

    Keep ignoring that Lenovo is building defective units since mid November ( mine was a replacement unit on december 5th) stuck in infinite loop software installation resulting in a no display port detected and reinstalling firmware then software indefinitely ! Just do like every one does about that problem : do not talk about it ! hummm Maybe that could be the reason riftS is unvailable since that long ?!

    • Andrew Jakobs

      OR maybe there aren’t many people that have the same problem, which is why people are not talking about it? I gather you already have new unit if your replacement unit was defective.

  • Anfronie

    :)

  • Lauwrie Luxux

    I dont know where you get your information but Quest definately is not available in Finland. Not from Oculus nor from anywhere else. It is completely and absolutely out of stock. Everywhere.

  • I don’t know where you get this information. I’m in New Zealand and *everything* shows as “out of stock”

  • narumivtl

    Managed to order mine. The trick is to change to a different country then change back to your country then you will see that stock is available. Works for Australia.

    • parmers

      What did you do to do that? I’m trying to get an oculus myself

      • narumivtl

        On the bottom of oculus webpage you can change the region drop down box.

  • ImperialDynamics

    My Quest is on its way!! <3 (Ordered it from Amazon Germany)

  • tommy nilsen

    Strange, as the oculus store here is out of stock and all stores are out of stock. And your list says ships 14th may.

  • VRgameDevGirl

    Quick! Its in stock right now!!

  • Yusep

    I have been checking daily even the days this web said there was stock and … Well
    .. not at all. I finally bought mine overpriced got tired of waiting.

    • benz145

      Which region are you trying to ship to? You’re checking for stock direct on Oculus.com?

      • Yusep

        Hi. Yes, i checked daily in oculus.com and I have no stock at all. Actually , I have just checked in Spain, france germany and netherlands, using the webpage country drop-down selector and all countries give me the option to get a notification instead of a purchase. Button… :(

      • Yusep

        Ffs… Just saw I was changing the language…. I found another drop down and then I changed the country to a random country and then back to mine and voilà… Now there is stock… Wtf internet cache?

  • Silent Hunter

    I can’t find stock, even if I select countries the article says have it in stock.

  • xander

    it says it ships by may 18th in the netherlands but there aint shit on the website

  • drastic00

    Grabbed Rift S from Oculus 15 minutes ago, 445pm, May 19 USA, GO NOW!!!

    • benz145

      ✊.

    • TheGamingLaptopKB

      Good on you man! has the date changed at all in past few days though? Just asking so I find the best place to buy myself one.

      • drastic00

        It was no more than one hour later that it was unavailable again. What worked for me is this: I used the site hotstock.com. You register with them, your email and make a password. Then you set the notification price ($399 U.S.). It sent me an email the next day, I think, telling me it was available. I went to Oculus and nabbed it, ships by the end of June. I have yet to get a message from Oculus, though I was signed up for a message from them. This is what actually worked for me. Good luck!

    • A VR Enthusiast

      Congraluations!

      In advance, happy VR!

  • slime25

    its up on the best buy site!!! I just bought mine!!!!!

    • TheGamingLaptopKB

      Hey if you don’t mind me asking which headset did you get? and do you know when the estimated arrival time? just researching where to buy a Rift S myself.

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  • JesuSaveSouls

    So does the Rift S offer more of a smooth res than quest link when hooked up to a pc ? Surprised everyone isn’t just buying a quest and using it as both standalone and for the pc.I bet the Rift S is much more clearer on a pc.

    • A VR Enthusiast

      You are right Rift S’s picture is much more cleaner thanks to LCD and its sub-pixels.

  • How much you wanna bet that rift S was so underwhelming and the feedback on it so negative that Facebook is just going to stop making them soon and focus on an actual Rift 2/Quest 2 combo.

  • JT

    These sites never want to give Rift S any credit for some reason.

  • Jonathan Winters III

    Actually, both Quests in stock on amazon.ca as of yesterday.

  • Nicolas Lauber

    How about Prague? The replacement centre?

  • cory321

    I found out today my daughter’s bunny chewed through the wires of my first gen Rift headset. I’m super bummed out I won’t be able to play VR now for a long time :( 2020 is not my year.

  • TechPassion

    This website advertises the Rift S. I am sure they are paid to do it. It pisses me off. Samsung Odyssey+ beats this low-spec WMR headset in almost ALL aspects (beside lens?), for half the price. OLED, higher resolution(!), no screen-door effect (!!!!), great audio! great colors and black levels. Could RoadToVR stop advertising Oculus company on every ocassion?! Oculus Quest? I understand… something..unique, but Rift S? Come on! WHY promote worse headset, expensive headset, for 200% the price you could pay? There is no logical reason beside hidden, paid advertising. Unfair! Then people buy this nonsense headset and make 40% of users on Steam. Odyssey+ is still the best vr headset of all time. Yes there is the awesome Index and Reverb G2 coming. These are great too, but way more expensive.

  • Here’s a great idea I just had: Quest is already a big enough headset, what if a tiny roller was put in right behind the lenses of each headset that could be mechanically unwound and wound to move a cover inside the headset over the lenses when not in use, so the lenses wouldn’t damage the screens when outside?

  • Andrew Jakobs

    I wonder why Road-To-VR isn’t saying anything about the ramp up of production of the NEW! Oculus headset (which is presumably something like a Quest 1.5)..

    • benz145

      We covered the ramp-up: https://www.roadtovr.com/chinese-odm-goertek-aims-produce-3-million-vr-ar-headsets-annually/

      It’s speculated (and plausible) that it’s related to the next Quest, but it’s still more rumor than fact.

      We also covered reports of the next version of Quest back in May: https://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-developing-s-quest-2-successor-report/

      • Andrew Jakobs

        ah, thanx, I think I just misread it completely, haha..

        • benz145

          That’s fine, but why the conspiratorial tone? Do you think we have some hidden agenda?

          • Andrew Jakobs

            haha, oh no, it wasn’t mean anything like that, just me wondering if you would have missed it or something.. haha.. But you hadn’t, it was just me who didn’t connect the dots, me being stupid… as always ;)

          • benz145

            Ok I may have misunderstood your tone, my mistake. I’ll blame some of that on the nature of text-based comments. Maybe one day we’ll have a VR comment section : P

  • I was going to say something about the Rift S, but I’m more curious now how this article, that is 4 days old, has comments from 3 months ago? Is the Matrix broken again? Call Agent Smith! Red Pill! RED PILL!!!

    • benz145

      As noted at the top of the article, this was recently update (July 15th, 2020), comments older than that are from an older version of the article.