Here's an update to get you up to speed on where we're at with shipping Polymega, and some new stuff we have on the horizon.
We'll be covering:
- New Polymega.com
- Release Date Change
- New Stuff
WELCOME TO THE NEW POLYMEGA.COM
As you can probably tell, Polymega.com has received a total overhaul, and we aim to have this third iteration of our website serve as the final destination for Polymega post-release. The new lighter design marks a departure from our previous website, primarily due to user feedback that it was too hard to see the site on your phone when you're outside in the sunlight browsing.
We've seen a few rumors swirling around about the state of Polymega in light of some valid retailer issues, and speculation from pot-stirrers that we've suddenly packed our bags and decided not to release Polymega, despite putting years of effort into making this system the very best legacy games console on the market. This couldn't be further from the truth.
From an email:
"I'm hearing that Polymega has run out of money, production has stopped, and no orders will be shipped!"
The people peddling this theory on social media are the same people who have been trying to cast doubt on Polymega since day one, so no surprises there. Truth is we are still a small team, working on a very big project that is now done and is being manufactured in partnership right now with dozens of suppliers from around the world in an exceedingly difficult year to do so. We've spent over $1M USD on procurement / manufacturing in the last month alone, and are comfortably in position to deliver the first batch of around 5,000 Polymega pre-orders very soon.
However, there are a couple of complications we're dealing with at the moment that are affecting you getting your pre-orders in a timely fashion:
- A major retail partner of ours who has sold many systems, has had ongoing issues communicating the status of the project to us, and has also moved release dates without notifying us. The biggest problem here is that this communications dead zone has caused some uncertainty on our end of whether they're going to pull through with their large order. We assume there will be a resolution to this problem in the next few weeks simply due to the nature, size, and reputation of the company, but barring some immediate turnaround / change in behavior, there will be likely project wide impact which will delay release into early 2021. We appreciate your patience as we attempt to resolve this issue. If you wish to get a refund, please contact your retailer. And as always, if you pre-ordered from Polymega.com, please contact support (at) playmaji dot com and we'll be happy to assist you with refunds or any questions you may have.
- Some buyers in Europe have reported that Amazon EU cancelled their order. If Amazon UK/EU canceled your pre-order, please contact Worldwide Distribution GmBH, who manages the Amazon EU sales (NOTE: Playmaji does not have any involvement with Amazon EU directly). If you'd like to reinstate your pre-order, WWD can get you set up with an alternative pre-order link.
- LIGHT GUN - With Polymega production largely complete, development of Polymega Retro Gun Controller GC01 hardware and software has moved forward at light speed, and is currently at beta functionality! Demonstration videos are coming here to polymega.com and social media soon as well. GC01 is very awesome and we're anticipating a pre-order early next year.
- MSU1 SUPPORT- SNES games will now support MSU1 patches on Polymega in forthcoming update 0.7.30 (we're currently on 0.7.29).
IF WE HAVE UPDATES OR RELEASE DATE CHANGES FROM WHAT IS MENTIONED HERE, WE'LL SEND A NOTIFICATION OUT OVER SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMAIL.