It's a Kee-modified Luxe that's cheaper than a Luxe by over $100. People are looking for something to replace the Luxe - I mean, look at how well the Vapor sold at first before everyone found out their pieces didn't fit together. If Empire got the marker operation right, they'll have players lining up to buy.
$1500. No thanks.
Pressure transducer like the MacDev.
Standardized, single size screws through the marker.
So far what I'm hearing I like. Of course, I'm not buying it - but I bet a lot of people will.
EDIT: From Social Paintball:
Pressure Balanced Spool Valve Firing Engine
Precision Pressure Sensor for On-screen Pressure Readout No External Gauge Needed
OLED Display with Super Bright 2000:1 Contract Ratio
Push Button Bolt Removal with Hinged Frame for ultra quick maintenance
Slick Assistant Lubricant Monitoring System alerts you when you need to lube your paintball marker
Customizable Ramping and Full-Auto Modes to max out your paintball markers performance
Interrupt Based Firmware gives an ultra responsive feel when firing. Virtually no lag time between trigger pull and response time
User Adjustable Anti-Bolt Stick settings makes first shot drop off a thing of the past
PC Enabled out of the box with no special accessories needed. Update firmware, change settings, and make custom boot screens with the included PC software
its the same price as a luxe. you are comparing it to the LE splash ano's that are more than the base luxe.
and trust me, you can very easily get a brand new luxe for under retail with even the slightest bit of research. i just purchased a BNIB one, from the factory for WELL under MSRP.