I’m not convinced about that VariFocal technology. My eyes focus already to the distance of the display behind the lens.
So this is that.
The demo video is misleading, I’d say the blur has to be generated artificially so the optics can compensate via VariFocal tech. Sure it could help to avoid VR sickness and mimic a more physical correct view for the eyes. But I’m not sure it’s worth adding mechanical components in permanent use that will fail over time, other than all the “simple” electronic elements.
Really bad IMHO is the announcement of 140 FoV, to me it looks like the rip off marketing strategy to charge more money forcing customers to adapt in small steps with every new generation that adds another 30 degrees until 200 is reached. All on the cost of the buyers including a long road of incompatibility and lackluster optimizations and adaptations on the software side, an unnecessary burden for all software devs.
So i really hope the Pimax 8k will come with no further delays and put some pressure on Oculus to not stand back in case of FoV at least.
So I only applaud the somewhat announced eye tracking and foveated rendering, that is a much needed technology for the industry as a whole. The rest is rather a disappointment. No substitute for a Pimax 8k as advertised.