VKB HQ shared with me today that they are not going to make it in time for the shipping date of November 1 as initially envisioned.
The main reason is debugging the various different firmware elements for the multiple different MCG variants to be programmed, tested, and injected into the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). This enormous task is slowing things down more than expected.
A word from VKB HQ:
“We are here to humbly offer our apologies to our loyal, trusting, devoted customers. The only reason we breach our promise is that we are determined to give you a product that works flawlessly. As you can see in the picture below, the grip is totally ready to be marketed – hardware wise. However, creating flesh out of mud is one thing, but blowing life into it is something different and this is what we are doing now. It is not going to take long, but it will still take some time. We work 15 hours a day, both our HQ and supporting engineers worldwide. Please don’t give up on us, we’re doing our best to hurry up.”
With that in mind, VKB HQ has requested to push back the MCG release date to December 1, 2017.
This also affects everything else on pre-order, delaying:
- the next batch of Gunfighters and Gladiator Pros
- all MCG/MCG PRO variants
(A special note for those waiting on the MCG-TM release – it was pushed back even further, to February 1, 2018.)
I know that this is not what everyone wanted to hear – but this is something we at VKBcontrollers.com have no control over.
That said, I will adjust the pre-order ‘release date’ to to reflect the new date, and this will push back all automatic payment charges to December 1, 2017 (and February 1, 2018 respectively).
Your current pre-order status is not affected by this, and your credit/debit card will not get charged until then.
Please keep in mind that if you don’t want to wait, you can always cancel any existing pre-order from your customer account dashboard at VKBcontrollers.com
I will keep you posted as I learn more.
Until next time,