Today I was granted an exclusive 1h hands-on with the Pimax 8k in Düsseldorf Germany, in which I had the chance to try out other games than Fruit Ninja. Also, I did an interview with Ru Wang, who is the Sr. Marketing Director of Pimax!
This is my write-up!
I was really happy to be able to try out the device a bit longer this time and in a more relaxed setting than at the exhibition where other people breath down your neck to let them try as well. I tried the following:
YES! As a big racing game fan, this is probably a dream come true. There is no better way to play Project Cars than with the Pimax 8k. The humongous 200° FOV together with the high resolution are just made for racing games. It was tough to get me off this game, and therefore I didn’t have more time to try out a First Person Shooter. But I can only tell you: just for THAT experience, it is worth it to get the Pimax 8k. Racing fans rejoice, this one is gonna blow you away.
Frame rate was acceptable, but not super high. The game was running on an MSI Raider laptop with a GTX 1080. That’s of course a great machine, but it is still a laptop with less than idea thermals. This one screams for a high end gaming machine that can deliver high frame rates!
I needed to check out Big Screen since I believed the higher resolution is gonna make working in VR a bliss. Unfortunately, from this one I walked away a bit disappointed. Of course, we also had the bigger FOV which makes everything look better and makes you feel more immersed. But I was more interested in the Virtual Desktops and they still did not look as great as I had hoped for. There are of course improvements in clarity. Still, I was quite surprised about this one and I think it is good to let the community know about this. However, I must also say that we had not made any optimizations and simply loaded it up and went in.
Watching a movie from within BigScreen was great though and in the movie theater everything looked fantastic. It was also a great test to check out the god rays and they are by far not as pronounced as for example in the Oculus Rift. The lenses are truly fantastic.
Great experience to demo the Pimax 8k’s superior resolution and FOV. Loved every moment of it. VR has never been this immersive. Nothing more to say about this one.
Then I interviewed Ms. Ru Wang, the Senior Global Marketing Director of Pimax! Really enjoyed the interview. Ms. Wang addressed the recent refresh rate discussion, we talked about the Kickstarter and their plans to sell the Pimax 8k after the Kickstarter is over, the controllers, and many more topics! If you have like 30 mins and would like to get to know someone from the higher management team of Pimax, check out the whole interview here: Pimax 8k Updated Impressions & In-Depth Interview with Ru Wang (Sr. Marketing Director of Pimax) - YouTube
Hope that was of interest to all of you, bye, Sebastian