Properly, here is some information you won’t have been anticipating. The Kickstarter for the ‘Panda’ GameCube controller, which immediately smashed the required targets earlier this month has been cancelled.
Though it set information when it comes to the funds raised, the creator feels it could be irresponsible to proceed on with the Kickstarter when it could not assure a December 2022 launch anymore. In consequence, it is refunding all pledges and can pursue “outdoors funding” to proceed this venture.
Thanks so, a lot to everybody on your help! We’ve got been really blown away by the positivity we’ve acquired for the Panda Controller. This venture has been a labor of affection for nearly 3 years now and this response was one thing we by no means might have anticipated. Setting information and exhibiting folks how robust our group is when unified has been really unbelievable to be part of.
We’ve got some unlucky information to share in the present day. Since opening the Kickstarter, we’ve been made conscious of some components outdoors of our management that, when added up, have affected our manufacturing timeline. Amongst different new roadblocks, our foremost manufacturing associate in China is being affected by ongoing rolling blackouts, slowing their manufacturing which was already affected by COVID-related shortages. We all know how excited you all are to get the Panda Controller as quickly as potential, however it appears like we are able to’t assure the December 2022 date anymore and we don’t know what the brand new date can be but.
So, with the Panda Controller timeline not having a transparent finish date, we had to determine what the perfect subsequent steps are. After quite a lot of deliberation, we felt it wasn’t proper of us to carry onto your funds for an unknown period of time with out having the ability to assure when supply can be. We needed to make an extremely troublesome determination that we hope is the suitable one for everybody.
As of in the present day, we’ll be canceling our Kickstarter early with all pledges totally refunded whereas we pursue outdoors funding to proceed the venture internally.We all know how disappointing that is for a lot of of you. We will’t thanks sufficient for the help you’ve given us to assist make our goals a actuality.
To this point, the controller had raised near $2 million USD in funds and had greater than 14,000 backers. As highlighted within the video above, the Panda Controller was meant to be the “subsequent evolution” of the GameCube controller – with the best high quality components for aggressive play and “highly effective” customisation options – together with add-ons and extra.
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