Pico Neo 3 is very similar to Oculus Quest and as VR glasses Facebook, to offer the app store with well-known VR games.
The Chinese manufacturer announced the Pico Neo 3 in early March, but without going into technical specifications. Now there’s a release date and first photo from the official source. Accordingly, the VR glasses are launched in China on may 10. It is unknown whether there will be they in the West, when and in what form.
In the West, Pico sold his predecessor, Pico Neo 2 (Eye), only companies. It is possible that it will be otnositsya and Pico Neo 3. Representatives Pico confirmed that the Pico Neo 3 is aimed at end-users in Asia.
It is unlikely that Pico will come to the Western consumer market with new glasses VR: competition and price pressure from Facebook too strong for that. In China, Pico sold the model for end-user Pico Neo 2 Lite for $ 600. Oculus Quest 2 is available for half that price.
Pico Neo 3 — copy Oculus Quest
The first image of virtual reality glasses says a lot about technology. A device like the Oculus Quest and has four cameras installed to monitor the room controller. Pico Neo 2 could only rely on the dual front camera.
Controllers are brand new and look like copies of the Touch controllers. Tracks the ring suggests an optical tracking, which will probably work better than the tracking of the magnetic field of the previous points. The fact that Pico is based on the design of the Touch controller confirms the focus on end users.
Shop Pico Store has lots of games for the Oculus Quest
It is also consistent with the statement Pico Studios, North American division of the startup, which works with developers of VR to bring well-known VR games in China, and publish them in the ecosystem Pico. Western developers can use a new source of income, because the Oculus Quest is not available in China.
Shop Pico Store already has over 80 VR games, including such well-known games like Superhot VR, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, OhShape, Sairento VR: Untethered, Apex Construct, and Racket: Nx.
Pico supports developers in porting and localization, and provides equipment and infrastructure for multiplayer features. Part of the $ 37 million, recently received by the company from investors will be used to implement these plans.