CROWDFUNDED ANDROID GAMES CONSOLE the Playjam Gamestick will be shipped at the end of October.
Kickstarter backers had been told to expect satisfaction this June. That changed to August. Then mid September looked likely. Now it is two days before All Hallows Eve, 29 October.
"While to myself and the team at Playjam the journey seems longer, we have in fact come a significant way in a very short period of time with GameStick," said Playjam CEO Jasper Smith.
"The challenge of bringing affordable gaming to the big screen has always sat at the heart of everything we do and GameStick represents a huge step forward in reaching that goal. We're extremely proud of what we have achieved and look forward to families getting their hands on devices in the run up to Christmas."
According to the firm the delays are important because they have let the company fine tune its console stick and ensure that it does not disappoint on release. Playjam has promised its Kickstarter backers that they will get their hardware before walk-in punters will be able to buy them in stores, which seems fair.
The Gamestick's Kickstarter backers have also been sent a special message about the release, and a reminder that the firm is working hard to get things right.
"We trust that as backers of this project, you will appreciate the importance that our planned retail launch has to the long-term viability of Gamestick - it gives us the ability to maintain momentum and achieve scale," said Playjam in its 41st update email.
It added, "We are not looking to simply fulfill 6,000 units and move on - Kickstarter fulfillment is simply the beginning." µ
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