The sale of Oculus Rift headset has been banned in China. The disappointing news for Chinese gamers came after Oculus VR banned the sale due to resell of the product in extreme quantities within the country.
Oculus VR are concerned that selling in China will diminish the global supply for real developers due to this issue.
The company via Reddit confirmed that some developers will not receive their Oculus Rift DK2 kits until August even with estimated shipping dates in July.
Responding to a user on Reddit, the company said that,“Yes, it is a bummer that we’ve had to suspend sales in China due to extreme reseller purchases. We need to make sure that we are doing what we can to make sure that resellers that are looking to flip our product for a profit are not taking stock away from legitimate developer purchases globally.
“Our product, in its current form, is a developer kit, meant for developers that develop VR content. We are looking into alternative ways to make sure that our development kits are getting into legitimate developer hands in China. If you are an enthusiast, we kindly ask that you wait for the consumer Rift. It will be worth the wait.”
Many developers will be willing to have their games ready for the technology as soon as possible for maximum sales.
The company stated that the virtual reality headset will be back once the consumer level Rift is available. The full release of the Rift will make the comeback to China in the near future as reselling will no longer be a concern.
As for how bad the reseller figures were, the company said, “We were forced to suspend an entire country from purchasing. I’ll let you put 2 and 2 together.”
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