Pico, the subsidiary of ByteDance that owns TikTok, has teased the announcement of a new VR headset for September 22. The Pico 4 could be a serious competitor to the Meta Quest Pro expected for the month of October.
Chinese manufacturer Pico is set to unveil a new VR headset just weeks before the announcement of Meta’s next headset. The subsidiary of ByteDance which also owns TikTok teased the arrival of a new virtual reality headset on September 22. It is probably the Pico 4. For its part, Mark Zuckerberg announced the arrival of Meta Quest Pro in October.
Tough competition then looms between the two virtual reality devices. In effect, the Pico 4 which will work autonomously like the Meta Quest Pro should be launched worldwide. Priced more affordably than Meta’s headset, the Pico 4 might just try to upstage it.
The Pico 4 and Pico 4 Pro would both be announced on September 22
Pico’s Twitter account announced that: ” the long-awaited moment has arrived! We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for you. Stay tuned September 22, 2022 “. The announcement will be broadcast on YouTube and obviously on TikTok Live from 14h, metropolitan France time. Pico has not officially confirmed that this will be its new VR headset. Nevertheless, the shared poster does show the shape of a virtual reality headset.
Pico has yet to fully establish itself in the international market outside of China. After limiting its sales to the Chinese market, the manufacturer recently launched its stand-alone Pico Neo 3 Link headset in some European markets. It arrived in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and Spain.
Thus, the Pico 4 expected for next week should arrive in the United States and Europe. Moreover, the manufacturer would have planned two models: Pico 4 and Pico 4 Pro. Both would be serious competitors of the Meta Quest 2 now costing $100 more and the upcoming Quest Pro. Anyway, we still have little information about the Pico 4 and the Meta Quest Pro of which several prototypes were recently forgotten in a hotel room.
Source : Android Central