Pico Interactive States that has attracted investors from 37.5 million dollars for the development of their consumer-centric business in Asia, and to increase efforts to attract the attention of companies on Western markets.
The company also claims that develops “an updated model of the headset, the Neo 2 Neo 3”, which will be released at the end of this year. Pico reports that to date, its total funding amounts to 67, 23 million dollars, with the latest round of investment, “completed in conjunction with Co-Stone Asset Management Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Yidun Media Investment Fund, Jianyin International Capital Management (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and CCBI Venture Tech (Suzhou) of the consolidated Fund of the debt and equity Private Equity Fund LLP”.
Pico Neo 2 and Neo 2 Eye is a standalone headset “is only available for companies” with 6DoF controllers, which use tracking technology, different from the Oculus Quest. Tracking technology allows you to keep them in unusual and closed positions, while maintaining accurate tracking.
Neo 2 Eye is the option of tracking a look at the database Tobii. Pico also makes a line of headsets G2 as a solution of 3DoF available for purchase only to companies.
If Pico Neo 3 will appear in the West and while this does not say anything, he needs to be more expensive than glasses Quest subsidized Facebook. In China Neo 2 Lite went on sale at a price equivalent to about 500 euros. Anyway, the competition in the field of self-sufficient virtual reality glasses would be beneficial to the industry. Many hope that there will be a competitor to Facebook.
HTC Pico and more focus on business customers and markets in Asia, because Facebook does not offer its products in the region, and aggressive pricing Facebook to Western markets makes it difficult to competition for consumers there. I wonder what features and characteristics will have Neo 3?