December 1, 2022

Few can deny that the Meta Quest 2 (previously Oculus Quest 2) has been essentially the most dominant digital actuality headset lately. Having bought over 10 million items since its launch in 2020, the Meta standalone VR headset has outpaced PC and PSVR-only alternate options. Nonetheless, Pico, a subsidiary of ByteDance, seems to be set to problem that with the Pico 4, a brand new standalone headset coming later this yr.

Becoming a member of the race for the most effective VR headset, the Pico 4 has been broadly anticipated after pre-orders for that Quest 2 rival beforehand hit. That includes a Qualcomm XR2 processor, Adreno 650 GPU, 90Hz show, and inside-out monitoring, Pico confirmed that the Pico 4 gives a three-hour battery life on a single cost. Weighing 586 grams with the strap connected, Pico has additionally up to date the movement controllers from the Pico Neo 3 Hyperlink.

There are a number of key enhancements right here over the favored Meta headset that would probably rival the rumored Oculus Quest 3. Providing the next LCD display decision of 2160×2160 per eye, up from 1832×1920 for the Quest 2. Pico 4 additionally guarantees a wider area of view (FOV) at 105° and 8GB RAM, whereas the Quest 2 makes use of 90° FOV and 6GB RAM.

And that’s not all. Becoming a member of the Pico 4 is the Pico 4 Professional, a standalone VR headset that would match Venture Cambria. With eye and face monitoring sensors, Professional can mechanically detect your Interpupillary Distance (IPD) and alter the way it shows. Sadly, it is solely out there for business use exterior of China because the Pico 4 Enterprise, although we’ll study extra about it throughout AWE in Lisbon subsequent month.

Like Meta Quest, Pico 4 even has unique video games. In Pico Neo 3 Hyperlink we now have already seen that it shares many titles with the Quest library corresponding to Ultimechs, After The Fall and Demeo. Nonetheless, Ubisoft has unveiled Simply Dance VR, which shall be launched as a Pico unique in 2023. We solely had a short teaser trailer, however you’ll be able to watch it in full under.

The Pico 4 begins transport to the UK, Japan, South Korea and twelve European international locations on October 18, though a US launch stays unconfirmed. Whereas pre-orders are but to open, the 128GB mannequin is priced at €429 ($415) and the 256GB mannequin is €499 ($482). So even with the current worth improve for the Oculus Quest 2, it is nonetheless a bit costlier. Particular equipment corresponding to a wi-fi PC VR adapter and a health tracker will even go on sale subsequent yr for €50.

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