It has been a tough launch for VR in terms of actually getting the headsets to customers. Just yesterday it was revealed that Oculus Rift shipments have been delayed due to a component shortage, with some orders not set to reach customers until August. Now HTC are coming under increasing pressure as the shipments of its Vive headset become delayed, with payment issues also affecting orders.
HTC has admitted to Wired that it wasn’t clear about the launch plans, stating that it is shipping Vives to various regional hubs instead of sending them to customers from a centralised location. The company is stating that all pre orders given April delivery dates should reach customers by the end of April. However HTC won’t give specific dates and has stated customers cannot have a Vive sent to a location to be picked up, with that option only available if delivery is failed.