Consumer beta program: For the first time, VR enthusiasts and gamers can own a professional-grade Pico standalone device and actively participate in the beta program to shape the future of Pico devices
Access hundreds of the most popular VR games and experiences on SteamVR – plus over 200 VR apps available in the Pico Store
Beta program participants will test and provide feedback on upgrades to the Pico Store, Pico user account, payment, social and other services to ensure solid performance
Pico Neo 3 Link is based on the high performance Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 platform, industry standard for current generation VR applications
Superior PC-driven VR experiences via wireless PC streaming via Wi-Fi 6 or a tethered DisplayPort connection
LAVAL, France, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pico Interactive, a leading manufacturer of innovative VR (virtual reality) solutions, caused a stir today at Laval Virtual 2022, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to virtual reality. Pico, a global leader in enterprise VR solutions, will also offer a standalone VR headset for consumers and gamers in select European markets (Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands). Other European markets (eg UK in June) will follow at monthly intervals. In AsiaPico is already the leading provider of consumer VR headsets in China and will bring the beta program to new markets such as Japan and Korea. Pico will target VR fans and gamers with its new Link headset; users will participate in a unique beta program where feedback informs future product development. Users will have access to the vast majority of VR-enabled titles on SteamVR and over 200 6 DoF (degrees of freedom) VR apps in the Pico Store. Popular 6 DoF games in the Pico Store currently include SUPERHOT VR, Puzzling Places, After the Fall, Walkabout Mini Golf, Elven Table Tennis and Demeo.
Pico Interactive is taking an innovative approach to launching a new consumer VR product in Europe by opening up product reviews to a dedicated community of VR enthusiasts. Since the early years of VR, when Kickstarter projects and meetups drove innovation, one VR maker hasn’t solicited direct feedback on the development of its platform and its services. According to Leland HedgesManaging Director of Pico Interactive at Europe: “We are democratizing VR through Europe with local content and unique entertainment experiences. Pico will bring the joy of discovery and fantasy to VR by being a more open and adventurous platform for VR creators, developers and fanatics. If you’re a true believer and want to own a piece of VR history, join the Pico beta program.”
Pre-orders open on April 15and with our main online partners: Bestware.com, XRShop, VRexpert and Matts digital, and SystemActive (one month later)
The availability of Link for the beta community is strictly limited, only one VR headset per person can be ordered. Pre-orders will start April 15and and run to May 23rd (international logistics and supply chain cooperate). Once sales begin, we will deliver limited quantities while supplies last. In early June, we will open UK sales through our exclusive partnership with SystemActive.
2-in-1 VR: Gaming without limits – the best of PC VR and all-in-one headset
Link, which just received the prestigious “Deutschland Favorit” award from SZ Institute and Statista, is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform and offers computing power for standalone VR headsets following industry benchmarks. With 6GB of RAM, 256GB of built-in storage and a 5.5-inch SFR TFT display with 3664 x 1920 pixel resolution, 773 PPI and up to 90Hz refresh rate, the new 6DoF headsets deliver a seamless VR experience even with heavy computing. games and apps.
Link’s DisplayPort output feature allows VR content to be displayed on a monitor with an appropriate DisplayPort adapter – the DP cable is included with Link. Additionally, Link offers excellent connectivity via Wi-Fi 6 and wireless PC VR streaming. As hygienic safety is paramount, the replaceable PU face pad with anti-fouling coating is easy to clean and sterilize.
Exceptional optical precision
Link offers improved accuracy and latency through 6DoF controllers, which use 32 optical tracking sensors for positioning in complex environments. Combined with four wide-angle cameras that allow the headset to position and track with millimeter precision, stable tracking can be achieved even in low-texture environments with bright or dark settings. The button layout makes it easy to switch to Link from other VR HMDs, as gamers can stick to their preferred button layouts and not have to change.
Price and availability
Pico Neo 3 Link is available exclusively from the following distributors and can be pre-ordered from April 15and to 12 p.m..
Germany, France, Spainand the Netherlands: 449.- Euros (VAT included)
UK: 399.- Pounds (VAT included)
High resolution images: Link
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 United States, Europe, China and JapanPico Interactive is focused on creating amazing VR platforms for any application and is built around the principle of “user-centered design”.
To learn more, visit www.pico-interactive.com
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