Good news: now that we have successfully completed our Pathfinder program and implemented various quality improvements, we have started our pilot run of our dedicated, high volume Omni assembly line. See a few pictures below of near-finished Omni sub-assemblies being tested on the factory floor:
The 35 pilot run units will be delivered this month via air freight to our earliest Kickstarter backers and a few partners. Based on our evaluation of the pilot run, we will firm up our production and delivery schedule with solid commitments from our supply chain partners. Our aim is to increase our throughput from an initial 500 units/month to 2,000 units/month by the end of this year.
Thank you for your continued patience and support as your long wait is coming to an end! See our Virtuix Omni Package
New Games Played with the Omni
We played a bunch of new games this month with the Omni and made a few videos showing how VR immersion and fun are increased when you are not forced into teleporting by the space constraints of your room. Thanks to the Omni’s gamepad and keyboard emulation functionality, these games work out-of-the-box with the Omni without any developer tweaks.
VR horror game Dreadhalls played with the Oculus Rift (Tom’s Hardware describes the experience here):
More VR horror with Affected – the Manor played on the Gear VR:
A stroll through memories with Mind – Path to Thalamus:
AltspaceVR also works out-of-the-box with the Omni:
We also selected the following two customer-made videos for you:
Vivecraft played by our Pathfinder and community manager SutekiB:
Game developer Xfield is excited to set up their two Omnis:
After playing VR games with the Omni, who would want to go back to experiencing VR sitting down on a chair or teleporting?
We are excited to announce that we received a major investment from Leyard, a multi-billion dollar, public Chinese company that will become an important partner of Virtuix in the massive Chinese market. We believe VR will take off faster and become bigger in China than anywhere else. China has some 140,000 internet cafes, many of which will be retrofitted as VR cafes. The Omni is a great fit for these sites. Leyard will introduce us to large potential customers engaged in VR developments such as entertainment centers and VR cafes, and provide us with access to their distribution channels and overall network in China. We’ll announce a few more exciting developments and partnerships from China in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
Our Series A round continues to fill up at a steady pace as we enter the final month of our campaign, which ends officially on July 31. We now received more than $6MM in investments from venture capitalists, strategic investors, and more than 1,250 private investors. You can participate by completing the investment process on SeedInvest:
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Jan and the Virtuix Team
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