The leading manufacturer of virtual reality devices, Pico Interactive, has unveiled its new standalone VR headset ‘Pico Neo 3 Link’ targeting consumers and gamers.
The company aims to launch the new consumer VR product in Europe through direct input from a dedicated community of virtual reality enthusiasts. The community will provide the company with valuable feedback to help further develop the platform and associated services.
In the beta phase, participants will gain access to an enormous library of VR-compatible titles on SteamVR with over 200 VR apps featuring Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) in the Pico Store. Notable DoF games in the Pico Store include SUPERHOT VR, Puzzling Places, After the Fall, Walkabout Mini Golf, Elven Table Tennis, and Demeo.
The company will initially offer the product in select European markets, including Germany, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. The availability of the device for beta testers is also highly limited, with only one VR device per individual. Pre-orders begin on April 15 and run until May 23, depending on logistical and supply chain limitations.
The Link VR headset is powered by the Snapdragon XR2 Platform and can support standalone VR sessions and PC VR compatibility. It features 6GB of RAM, 256GB of onboard memory storage, a 5.5-inch SFR TFT display with a resolution of 3,664 x 1,920 pixels, 773 PPI, a refresh rate of up to 90Hz, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for wireless PC-based VR streaming, and a replaceable, PU face pad with antifouling coating for easy cleaning and sterilization.
Moreover, the Link’s DisplayPort output feature will enable users to display the content on a monitor using a DisplayPort adapter cable included with the device.
The Pico Link controllers use 32 optical tracking sensors with four wide-angle cameras on the headset, enabling the device to function with ‘millimeter accuracy.’ The company stated that users could achieve stable tracking even in low-texture environments with light or dark settings.
“We are democratizing VR across Europe with local content and unique entertainment experiences. Pico will bring the joy of discovery to VR by being a more open and more adventurous platform for creators, developers, and VR fanatics,” said Leland Hedges, General Manager of Pico Interactive in Europe.
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