Pico Interactive opens up VR studio to developers targeting Asia

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‘As we continue to work with development studios in the West to release not only fan-favourite games but also new, innovative ones, consumers in Asia will have a large supply of entertainment accessible right from the Pico Store’

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➨ The virtual reality hardware and software company is opening up its publishing arm, Pico Studios, to third-party developers
➨ Pico Studios has launched more than 400 apps on the Pico Store to date
➨ To take advantage of this opportunity, developers must submit their 6DoF games and apps for review

The story

Developers interested in getting their 6DoF-powered virtual reality experiences into new markets in Asia can now pitch the team at Pico Interactive.

Following the announcement of Pico’s $37.4 million B+ funding round, the virtual reality hardware and software company is opening up its publishing arm, Pico Studios, to third-party developers.

The company says its publisher has always aimed to bring quality virtual reality games from global developers to the Asian market, where it targets consumers, and the closing of its B and B+ funding rounds, which take its total raised from both to $67.23 million, finally allows it to do so.

The move will allow game and app developers to introduce their products to new audiences in China, Japan and South Korea.

Pico Studios has launched more than 400 apps on the Pico Store to date. It now wants third-party developers to release their content on Neo 2, Neo 2 Lite and future 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) headsets, including the upcoming Neo 3.

Jessie Zhang, senior director of Pico Studios, says: “With our Pico Studios division and B and B+ funding rounds, we’re expanding our consumer offerings in Asia and supporting developers by helping with app and game porting, lending out dev kits, supporting app and game localisation, setting up servers for multiplayer games, providing monetary assistance and delivering SDKs (software development kits).”

“As we continue to work with development studios in the West to release not only fan-favourite games but also new, innovative ones, consumers in Asia will have a large supply of entertainment accessible right from the Pico Store.”

To take advantage of this opportunity, developers must submit their 6DoF games and apps for review.

If accepted, the game or app will be listed on the Pico Store and become accessible to users in China, Japan and South Korea. To submit or inquire for more information, email content@pico-interactive.com.

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