Virtuix Omni delivery pushed to later this year

Creator  Jan Goetgeluk demonstrates the treadmill, playing a first-person shooter with an Oculus Rift.

Creator Jan Goetgeluk demonstrates the treadmill, playing a first-person shooter with an Oculus Rift.

The Virtuix Omni, an omni-directional treadmill commonly seen in conjunction with the Oculus Rift, has delayed shipping to end of this summer or later.

According to an update sent out a week ago to its Kickstarter backers, Virtuix has run into manufacturing issues with one of the components of the device.

We had hoped to start tooling earlier this month, but the mechanism that allows for an easy height adjustment of the support ring was not functioning to our expectations and needed refinement,” Virtuix¬†CEO¬†Jan Goetgeluk said in the announcement. “This mechanism is complex to manufacture, partially because the support arms of the Omni are angled.”

As a result, the production and delivery schedule is pushed to later this summer, to the end of the third quarter or early fourth quarter of the year.

Delivery was originally scheduled for this past January.

 

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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.