I'm sorry, I should have said that I was going to wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday to buy the parts for the new rig. But I appreciate the heads up- if I didn't know about it, I'd have been upset afterwards.
There's also a lot of noise that Nvidea is going to need to roll out the 3000 series early next year.
While the 8kx shouldn't take all that much in theory, I'm not going to hold my breath. Among other things, it isn't going to be a priority for them to develop- their priority for the immediate future is going to be to get commercial units manufactured and shipped. Which is as it should be- they need to make sure their business is sustainable before they fuss with 400 customers. It sounds like there are still bugs to iron out with the 5k+ and the 8k and I have no doubt that this will be the focus of a lot of their work. Additionally, there are all the addons that need development and have been put on the back burner. Again, more commercially viable than developing the 8kx for 400 people. They already developed the 5k+ to be better than originally promised.
They may also want to wait for something in particular to come out to make integration better/easier.
I say this as a scientist who has spent his fair share in the lab- while something seems like it ought to be simple, straightforward, and easy, it never, ever is. How are they to manufacture it? 400 units of a non-commercially produced headset is not much to use their manufacturing capabilities for, but is that really enough to do the necessary retooling? Will they need to make them by hand instead? 400 units made by hand is quite a task.
Meanwhile they've handed us loaners to keep us happy while we wait.
I say this from a place of respect for the sheer amount of work necessary on behalf of Pimax- I don't see us being Pimax's priority. I have no doubt that the 8kx will eventually get into our hands, but their focus needs to be on making a profit. They'll have two units rolling out onto the market and a whole slew of accessories that need development- the individual lensing, the hand tracker, the wireless module, the controllers, the beacons.
I also admit that I'm hoping they'll wait so they can use better quality components like OLED screens. I know that probably isn't likely, but hey, a guy can dream, can't he?