Backers of the recent Pimax 8K VR headset will be a little disappointed to learn that Pimax the development company behind the headset, has this week confirmed that deliveries to backers have been delayed and will now start during Q2 2018. Delivery of the 8K virtual reality headset is now several months schedule although the development team were available to showcase a new 8K prototype at the recent CES 2018 technology event which took place in Las Vegas earlier this month.
After completing a successful Kickstarter last year raising approximately $4.2 million in funding and another $15 million Series A investment, for continued development of the 8K VR headset, delivery was expected to take place this month, January 2018. Although as with many Kickstarter campaigns estimated delivery dates do slip due to production issues and technical bugs that need to be sorted before dispatch. Pimax explains more in their latest Kickstarter update which reads :
Currently, taking into account the fixes for the final version, we are now looking at a delivery window of Q2. So we’re certainly getting there! We will continue to offer you more frequent updates as we pass those milestones and tweak towards our final version. We are so grateful for the feedback you’ve given us, and for the patience, you’ve shown in allowing us the time to really hone Pimax 8K to be the best it can be.
If you are a Kickstarter backer learn more by logging into your Kickstarter account and checking the comment section of the project.