Pimax’s Kickstarter campaign for Pimax’s new and advanced 200° FOV 8K virtual reality headset, has surpassed the crowdfunding record set by Oculus Rift and have become the most funded VR project on the platform.
With just a few days left until the campaign closes, the Pimax 8K VR Headset is sitting tight at $2,595,230 which is absolutely huge considering the company were only looking for $200,000. With over 4,000 backers, the headset has become the most funded VR project on Kickstarter surpassing Oculus’ record of $2,437,429 set in 2012.
Since 2012 VR has come a long way, with the eventual launch of the Oculus Rift as well as the addition of the HTC Vive, PS VR, Gear VR, and most recently, the Oculus Go. However, none quite compare to the fidelity of Pimax’s advanced 200° FOV 8K virtual reality headset.
The headset offers a 4K per eye clear view and minimised screen door effect as well as a 200° field of view meaning there’s way more screen real estate and a lot less blank space which essentially breaks the immersion of virtual reality. This Field of View is close to the human eye view of 220° so naturally it already makes for a much more impressive experience.
In addition to a higher fidelity, Pimax is also trying to make waves within the industry by making the device modular to allow VR enthusiasts to build upon the headset as advances and innovations within the industry are discovered.
Robin Weng, Pimax Founder and CEO states, “To be the top funded VR headset in crowdfunding, even surpassing pioneers such as Oculus, is truly phenomenal. We’ve got one of the best communities out there supporting us, and the reaction of those testing Pimax 8K VR has been overwhelmingly positive and a joy to witness. We are excited to start delivering to backers in January, we will move on with the direction of big FOV and high resolution, keep listening to and deliver the best VR experience for VR Futurists, and wish to take this opportunity to thank them once again for all of their amazing input!”
There are currently six days left of the Kickstarter campaign with prices starting at $499. A number of stretch goals have already been hit however the next target, at $3 million, is the addition of a free eye-tracking module for backers.
What are you waiting for? Head to the Kickstarter now to get your hands on one of the most advanced VR headsets on the market.