If you have been following previous news on Pandoralive, you should know that the Pyra’s design is progressing well enough. There are additional news in the past week, and a hint that a prototype may be available by the GamesCom !
The successor of the Open Pandora is on its way to be complete and hopefully ready to preorder within 2015. Michael (aka Evil Dragon in the community) has just released a new video showcasing the current status of the design, and as expected many elements are now complete or very close to be.
Ola. Hold your horses, Sir. I know this survey was conducted in October and I see your gun pointed at me, asking me why it took so long to deliver the results. Well, analysis is one of the stuff that requires time and skills. And the more data you get, the more time it takes to go through to make good value of it, and look at segmentation and stuff like that (and you are never really over with it). Hopefully by reading this article you will understand why it took a while.
It’s mostly all about the Pandora around here these days, but today let me give you some updates about her little sister the Pyra. There’s been some good progress recently on that front and we can foresee a late 2015 release window…
In our previous feature of the Gamescom, you have seen what has been disclosed during the show a couple of days ago, as well as what was going on in the backroom. As you know PtitSeb and Notaz (two of the most active porter/coders on the Pandora) were there and actively trying stuff on the Pyra. So, what do they think of what they played with so far?
If you follow the small world of Videogames, you are probably aware that the biggest European event, aka the Gamescom, is going on in Cologne right now. The first day was reserved to businesses only, but the rest of the days are open to the public. There’s one more reason to go this year: to see the Pyra prototype at the Dragonbox Booth. And some of key community members. Here’s a quick report from the first couple of days.
Michael Mrozek, also known as Evil Dragon (ED on the board) is the CEO of DragonBox and the current project leader for the upcoming DragonBox Pyra, a new device expected to replace the Open Pandora. He was at the recent RMLL in Montpellier (5-11 July 2014), France and gave a talk about the Pandora and the Pyra. Since it covers many of the latest aspects of the design, it’s a recommended watch if you have not had the chance to follow up on all developments recently.
A minor bit of news – you may remember that there was a poll to decide what the Pyra Logo should be like a couple of weeks back. Well, following that one, there was another row of voting between the best contenders… and some tweaking of the final logo by some community members. And this is what ED decided in the end.
ED has just posted some renders of the current case design for the Dragonbox Pyra. Instead of linking right to them, I tried to use these renders to give you a better idea of what the Pyra may look like. It’s a quick Gimp job, so don’t expect the thing to look stellar. But this is the first time you actually know what it’s going to look like.