what happened to the product reveal
Vex, you done did messed up…
I’d love to know what happened.
It will be revealed in 8 weeks.
No V5 Gyro or LIDAR? Did they run out of time because of the tie, like they did for DRow for GDC?
Yeah. I was so excited for the new sensors, but there was nothing…
I doubt it. My guess is that whatever they wanted to reveal is, just like V5 at the time of its reveal, not ready for primetime. They learned their lesson with V5, so they decided last-minute to avoid another… dumpster fire.
I assume they don’t have the production capabilities for the new stuff yet as they are still dealing with the “ships in 8 weeks” of the V5 launch. Rather disappointing. But we can make due. We already have a gyro sensor, and while the lack of LIDAR is kinda sad, we have Vision to replace it. The only thing I am worried about is a lack of legacy ports, but with encoders built into the motors it shouldnt be too bad of a problem.
My disappointment is that they even mentioned the reveal in the schedule if that was the case. It seems pretty spur of the moment
But isn’t that exactly how the original dumpster fire started?
The original dumpster fire started because they inadequately tested V5 before releasing it. They announced it at Worlds and started taking orders without giving the engineering team sufficient time to test the final product. (At least that’s what the circumstances suggest.)
IIRC, they pulled the announcement at the last second because it wasn’t ready and left everyone wondering. Then the following year mentioned it with a PowerPoint.
The product reveals were indeed less than satisfactory, but they were not a dumpster fire.
The rollout of V5 was the true dumpster fire.
I watched the stream, Mr. Copioli did say that they were actually running out of time, so they may still do it tomorrow.
I think that’s a no…