The first containers of Omnis have arrived in Austin. A container can hold up to 54 Omnis and takes four to six weeks to get to the U.S. from China via ocean freight. Quality remains our primary focus. All units are tested at the end of our assembly line in China, and our team fully inspects each Omni again upon arrival in Austin before we deliver the units to our customers. See a few pictures below of the arrival of our first container and our Austin headquarters transformed to handle this flow of products.
We plan to produce and ship one container per week to Austin between now and Chinese New Year in January. This pace will increase after Chinese New Year, and after quality is under control we will skip the extra inspection step in Austin and ship units to customers directly. We also deliver production units directly to our joint-venture partner in China for the Chinese commercial entertainment market. Commercial operators pay us additional licensing fees, which help us stay funded while we deliver our backlog.
We appreciate your support and understand if your circumstances have changed. If the wait time to receive your Omni unit is causing you any concern or inconvenience whatsoever, feel free to contact us to arrange a refund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month we will highlight a few notable games or applications in development for the Omni. The SoulKeeper VR by Helm Systems is a breathtaking RPG game that will integrate our UE4 SDK for gameplay with the Omni. The SoulKeeper immerses the player into the world of Gerindak, a world filled with lore and adventure, intertwining stories, and various playable characters, each with distinctive skills and gameplay. The player can engage in melee or spell-casting combat, shoot arrows through a multitude of ranged weapons, and even ride and control dragons. See a demo video below, and read coverage by Upload VR here.
Our community manager SutekiB played two VR games this month that worked out-of-the-box with the Omni without any need for developer tweaks: Alice VR and Chernobyl VR. Watch his gameplay videos here:
IAAPA Expo and PAX Australia
Our commercial customer UNIS demonstrated an impressive five-Omni setup at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando on November 15-18. UNIS plans to sell the Omni worldwide in an elaborate and integrated installation for location-based entertainment businesses. Visitors were able to play Omni Arena in single-player mode. See a video and a few pictures below of our presence at the show:
Our commercial customer American Kiosk successfully launched a two-Omni installation at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas:
Earlier this month PLE Computers exhibited an Omni at PAX Australia in Melbourne on November 4-6. See a few pictures of the event below.
As always, please join us on our Forums if you’d like to discuss this update or anything VR related:
Jan and the Virtuix Team