Pimax’s 8K VR headset will be in Kickstarter all the way through to early November, but it’s already passed $1 million in funding.
When we first reported on the crowdfunding campaign last week it had already smashed its goal of $200,000 in around 24 hours after launch, and the numbers keep on rising. A total of $1,635 backers have pledged money towards the campaign, many of which have opted for reward tiers that essentially pre-order the upcoming headset for when it ships in early 2018.
In an update on the campaign page, Pimax thanked its fans for the support seen so far. “We are so honored to be in the presence of such a passionate VR community – this makes us more than certain that we are striving for the same goals!” the company said. It also promised that the first stretch goal for the campaign would be revealed later today, teasing “more little gifts” for your Kickstarter package.
Pimax’s headset is set to offer 4K resolution to each eye with a 200-degree field of view and a 90Hz refresh rate. The headset will be able to run SteamVR games with full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) positional tracking. Current prices for the kit start at $499 for the base headset and $799 for the full package with two base stations and two motion controllers.
We’re yet to go hands-on with the latest version of the 8K device, though an earlier iteration that we tried at CES 2017 still needed a little work. Given the amount of funding this campaign has received, we’ll be very interested to see if Pimax delivers on its promises next year.