We remain on target to manufacture our first production-level Omnis in this coming quarter. After months of engineering, designing and fine-tuning, we are now in the final stretch towards making the Omni a reality. The final Omni design is elegant yet badass and is meant to exceed your expectations. In the next few months, we will be revealing the final components of the Omni experience, including the updated belt and rack, new technological capabilities, fresh demo games, additional accessories, and more. However, the final platform will be kept under wraps until our big reveal at CES 2015, where we intend to make an impressive splash!
While the initial manufacturing is on target to start this quarter, ramping up production to manufacture the Omni for more than 3,000 Kickstarter backers takes time and will spill over into Q1 of 2015. Depending on the timing of your pledge and your geographic location, the actual delivery of your order will likely not take place until Q1 of 2015. Please keep this in mind as we approach the year’s end and as anticipation builds for the delivery of your Omni. We will speed up production as fast as possible, but do not want to rush through any of this process as it could generate risk and, potentially, product defaults as a result.
Instead of using a Kickstarter survey to obtain your shipping and order details, we will have you directly insert your order information into our online order management system, which will allow you to change your shipping address and other details if needed in the future. Once we are ready to ship your order, you will receive an email with a link and sign-up instructions. You will not be charged for shipping until we are actually ready to ship your Omni and accessories.
Gear VR and Crescent Bay
Some exciting VR developments this past month included Samsung officially revealing its Gear VR product, and Oculus showing off its new Crescent Bay prototype. We have been working with Samsung for a while to ensure that the Omni is fully compatible with the Gear (via our Bluetooth connection), and our game developers have been working on a few Gear VR demo games to be played with the Omni.
Even more exciting is that Oculus’ new Crescent Bay prototype supports positional head tracking in 360 degrees, making Rift games compatible with our “Full VR” 360-degree Omni experience.
Backers, thank you for your continuing support. We are getting closer every day and can’t wait to show you our final Omni platform, accessories, and demo games. The overwhelmingly positive reviews of the Gear VR and Crescent Bay indicate that VR is set to become an incredible mass-market medium to be used by millions every day. The importance of standing and walking in VR is only becoming more evident, and the Omni’s Full VR experience will truly take virtual reality to the next level.
As always, please join our Forums for immediate updates and discussions: http://forum.virtuix.com
Jan and the Virtuix team