Pico has been teasing us about the upcoming Neo 3 Consumer VR Headset. Today we recved more info and the specs look pretty awesome.
One of the features that I cried out for, keeping the wonderful balanced design of the Neo 2, has been confirmed. Also, we know for sure that the Neo 3 will be powered by the Snapdragon XR2 processor. Add to that WiFi 6 and optical controllers and we are looking at a VR powerhouse that may exceed the Quest 2!
Pico has promised me a demo unit to review and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!! I’ll keep you up to date as new info becomes available.
Pico Interactive Adds Neo 3 Headset to Its Portfolio of Consumer Headsets in Asia
Powered by the QualcommÒ Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform, the new 6DoF consumer headset has spatial location-based on SLAM and controller tracking based on computer vision
SAN FRANCISCO – April 13, 2021 – Pico Interactive, a global tech company that develops innovative virtual reality (VR) and enterprise solutions, announces its latest VR headset for consumers in Asia – the Neo 3. The flagship 6DoF consumer headset includes the Snapdragon XR2 Platform, WiFi 6 and optical controllers to deliver a powerful user experience. More details on the enterprise version of the Neo 3 – the primary device for all markets outside of Asia that will be available in late Summer 2021 – will come soon.
“These innovative product developments follow our B and B+ funding rounds earlier this year. From our new optical controller-tracking solution to complex environment positioning, the Neo 3 is building off of the Neo 2 to offer the latest technology to give users an amazing, immersive experience,” said Henry Zhou, CEO of Pico Interactive. “Between the Pico Neo 3 headset’s state-of-the-art-technology and Pico’s new publishing division – Pico Studios – developers have the tools to get even more creative with the apps and games they create.”
In addition to being counterbalanced for comfort, the consumer headset adds three physical IPD adjustments to offer a better visual comfort. With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing sanitization to the forefront of everyone’s minds, the headset is also made with all-PU material, allowing for easy and regular cleaning.
Through the use of four wide-angle cameras, the Neo 3 has true millimeter-level positioning and tracking. 3D maps of an environment can be reconstructed in real-time, and stable tracking can be achieved even in a low-texture environment and bright or dark settings. In addition, the Neo 3 has an updated curved screen for sleeker form factor as well as 90hz experiences. Pico’s new 6DoF controller also uses 32 optical tracking sensors – which are more suitable for gaming.
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About Pico Interactive
Pico Interactive focuses on innovative VR and AR solutions that enable businesses to create and experience the best in VR and Interactive Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI). With operations in the United States, Europe, China and Japan, Pico Interactive focuses on creating amazing VR platforms for any application and is built around the principle of “user-first design.” To learn more, visit www.pico-interactive.com.
About Pico Studios
Pico Studios, a division of Pico Interactive, partners with global developers to bring their games and apps to new audiences in Asia. The team helps developers increase revenue by getting their content in front of an emerging audience of consumers that are eager to try the best games and apps on the Pico Platform. Pico Studios provides publishing and go-to-market services to ensure developers’ apps get seen and played. Pico Studios publishes VR experiences to the Pico Store on both 6DoF headsets, like the Neo 2 and Neo 2 Lite, and 3DoF headsets, like the G2 4K. To learn more, visit www.picostudios.com.