You can see the original post on the IndieGoGo site here. Here’s a copy and paste of the text, but I would advise checking the original source.
Hello Father.IO Community,
As always, we would like to thank you for your tremendous support and we’d like to share exciting investment news and important product updates. We are entering the final manufacturing phase of your Inceptors – that means you’ll have it in time for Summer play! We will share another shipping update soon.
Proxy 42 has received $2 million in investment funds from strategic partners Lenovo Capital and iDreamSky! This investment will be used to accelerate our manufacturing capabilities, amp up software development, and continue to grow the Proxy42 team. We have already expanded our Research & Development department.
In early January, after our CES appearance, we realized the LED light pipes [were] not meeting our performance expectations. To ensure accuracy, we decided to redesign the light pipes and reevaluate our final design. While this delayed our production one month, we were able to reach the high-level of quality and consistency that we will always strive for. The new pipes are ready to go so you can sight in on enemies like a boss!
The original Bluetooth SoC that we had chosen for the Inceptor was scheduled to go out of production in late 2017, making it necessary for us to recertify new hardware in early 2017. Fortunately, we were able to choose a different Bluetooth SoC from the same vendors. While this did delay production, taking this extra time guarantees that we have a sustainable component with the most up-to-date firmware.
The bottomline is we’ll be providing the best product possible, with full functionality for the ultimate gaming experience. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please go to http://community.father.io/ or chat with the Devs. As a team we realize we need to communicate more throughout this complicated process, moving forward we commit to keeping our backers more informed with regular updates. We will have another update for you this month, and thank you again for your unwavering support and great feedback!
The Father.IO Team