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The Omni enables you to move naturally and freely in virtual worlds. Get fully immersed in your favorite game!
The Omni enables you to move naturally and freely in virtual worlds. Get fully immersed in your favorite game!
The Omni enables you to move naturally and freely in virtual worlds. Get fully immersed in your favorite game!
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Final Stretch

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Hello Backers!

Production Update

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.

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Shipping Survey  

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 

Best regards, 

Jan and the Virtuix team

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    1. badhras on October 18, 2014

      Thank you for this update. The delay is unfortunate, but I accept the way in which you have kept the backer community appraised over the last year.

    2. Matthew van Andel on October 15, 2014

      I really hope this thing is incredible. The 1-year delay is by far the longest of any Kickstarter I've ever been involved with. At least your launch should coincide nicely with that of the STEM System, which is finally shipping this December as well.

    3. Chris T on October 1, 2014

      Yay, I can't wait for my pre-ordered Omni. Hopefully my DK2 will have arrived by then.

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      Sam
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      on September 30, 2014

      It has been a while, but I think the wait will be well worth it!

    5. NobleBrutus on September 30, 2014

      From that first paragraph it sounds like you have some rather impressive improvements under wraps... CES 2015 can't come soon enough!

    6. Richard Fleming on September 30, 2014

      Shame it won't be ready earlier (got my much delayed DK2 yesterday evening so VR things are beginning to come together slowly) but thats life.
      Will the new design tray move around with the player as they turn? If not :( but if so - will it be possible to add it to my existing pledge? Note: if it doesn't move I will need to begin designing one that does - I have a cunning plan ;)

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      Riku Sasaki on September 30, 2014

      If the 1 year delay means that the tracking is absolutely spot on then it was well worth it. If not... I just wasted a whole lot of money.

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      lee perring on September 30, 2014

      Its a shame that there is yet another delay as it was meant to be shipping to us about now but is only entering production.

      Updates have been light of late and I really hope your tracking system is solid with low latency (similar to sixense stem performance) because that will be the make or break moment for this, really hope for true 1:1 movement ratios... you have my faith at the moment but I really do hope you finally deliver on this since it will be a whole year late!

      Good luck, eagerly anticipating this.

    9. Tomas Mariancik on September 30, 2014

      The delays are understandable, thank you for being upfront about it and not getting our hopes up for nothing. I'm looking forward for my Omni, but I'd rather wait for a polished product later, than something messed up, but sooner.