Earlier this month Pimax had a meeting exclusively for its Kickstarter backers, where some announcements were made regarding to Pimax 8Kand 5K+ virtual reality (VR) headsets, thus revealing that the company had not been idle in the months since the end of the Kickstarter campaign. Now Pimax have announced that it is working with Somnium Space to create a Pimax Store inside the Somnium Space virtual world.
The Pimax headsets were created as an attempt to push the boundaries of what is possible with current display technology and bring high resolution and wide field-of-view to VR users.
While many users backed the device on Kickstarter, many consumers want to see how the device looks and feels in their hands before putting out the cash for purchase. The Somnium Space VR will allow people to closely inspect a VR recreation of a Pimax 8K or 5K+ headset. They will be able to feel the shape and dimensions as well as see the latest reviews or talk to Pimax representatives in the virtual store.
“We believe that Virtual Reality should not only be about great visual experiences, but it also needs to bring additional value for players and companies. Allowing players to experience and directly purchase things like Pimax VR headsets, or cars like Tesla Model 3 will make their decisions much more educated thus bringing additional value. On the other hand companies will be able to better represent their products with more precision and level of detail which they are not able to do in today’s simple web browser format. This will not only increase their revenue but will also save money by opening more virtual stores rather than real ones.” said Artur Sychov, founder of Somnium Space.
“We are excited about this cooperation, because Pimax will be the first VR hardware experience shop in Virtual Reality. Players will be able to take the headset into their hands, look around, buy headsets and accessories, watch reviews made by testers, meet other VR enthusiasts and chat.” said Xunshu – Global Marketing Manager at Pimax.
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