Pico Interactive is keeping its audience intrigued with a newly released image of the upcoming Neo 3 headset
➨ The 10 May date on the poster suggests a launch event, meaning Neo 3 could be available in Q3 2021
➨ A closer look at the poster for Neo 3 suggests this will also be a 6DoF headset, with four cameras positioned in the corners
➨ The controller is similar to Oculus Touch, with a trigger, two main buttons and an input method on the grip
Pico Interactive has provided the first glimpse of its new Neo 3 headset.
The poster was released through the hardware and software company’s official Weibo account, and spotted by a local news website. Credit to virtual reality content creator and YouTuber Nathie for sharing the image on Twitter.
Here’s a first glimpse of the new Pico Neo 3. It’s time for something different in the standalone VR market. pic.twitter.com/DMynLdhUQb— Nathie (@NathieVR) April 7, 2021
Pico confirmed that it was working on Neo 3, a successor to the all-in-one Neo 2 virtual reality headset, earlier this year.
The headset pictured is a consumer-only edition that will be released exclusively in Asia. The 10 May date on the poster suggests a launch event, meaning this Neo 3 could be available some time in Q3 2021.
Neo 2 and Neo 2 Eye are Pico’s top-of-the-line 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) headsets. They feature 4K resolution, enterprise functionality, a counterbalanced design for extended wear, spatial stereo speakers and an all-PU facial interface for hygiene.
The Neo 2 Eye model includes eye tracking functionality to enable enterprises to gain a deeper understanding of customer behavior and enhance training efficiency.
A closer look at the poster for Neo 3 suggests this will also be a 6DoF headset, with four cameras (as opposed to the current edition’s two) positioned in the corners and dual controllers providing inside-out tracking to rival Oculus Quest 2, the current leading consumer and enterprise all-in-one virtual reality headset.
The controller is similar to Oculus Touch, with a trigger, two main buttons and an input method on the grip.
It’s been a busy first three months of the year for Pico, which also closed a $37.4 million B+ funding round last month and recently opened up Pico Studios in Asia to third-party developers eager to sell their apps and games to virtual reality users in China, South Korea and Japan, where the company caters for the consumer market.
VRWorldTech will bring you the latest news about Neo 3 as and when it’s released.