$4m stretch goal and a few updates
The two voices from our backers are both strong and reasonable. It's difficult for us to decide whether we should go for trackpad or thumbstick style for Pimax controllers. For the well-being of all of our backers, we have discussed with the team today and decide to take on the pain and challenge ourselves:
When we hit $4 million, we will offer two options, both thumbstick and trackpad style controllers, for our backers to choose from.
We have evaluated the feasibility, and the risk for controllers is low.
The mechanical design of the headset is locked down for kicking off tooling next week.
Mass production is not an issue for us. Our manufacturing partners are top tier ODM factories, e.g. BYD, with over 180,000 workers. Many of our team members have rich experiences in producing and shipping smart devices. e.g. mobile phones, tablets. Our team members have shipped totally over 100 million in their career. Keeping the Spring Festival holiday in mind, we have discussed with our partners and reserved capacity for your Kickstarter packages!
There is low risk in supply chain and manufacturing, we are confident to keep the schedule. Meanwhile, we will take time and allocate more resources to optimize the whole 8K VR system to deliver the best VR experience and meet the expectations of the VR enthusiasts.
After we have unveiled the stretch goal: 3 selected content, several studios come to us and very generous to offer us their content with discounted price. We will disclose the free content for you in the following updates!
As suggested by our awesome backers, we decide to join the OpenXR working group, so it will be much easier for developers and partners to access and integrate their work with Pimax headsets.
Besides our strong and active community, we are also supported by our partners and investors. We have finished several rounds funding in the past two years, and already raised capital from investors to expand the team. We have a new round ongoing right now.
Kickstarter is a great way for us to test how many people out there are actually interested in big FOV and high-resolution VR, and we want VR futurists like you to be the first group of people to enjoy 8K VR in the world.
The Pimax Team