Following months of speculation and concerns, ByteDance''s XR company Pico unveiled its latest VR headsets, including the Pico 4 Pro, which is now available.
The Project Cambria to the base Pico 4s Oculus Quest 2, the Pico 4 Pro model, promises to offer developers, businesses, and regular users a luxurious VR experience that''s beyond what Pico currently offers (opens in a new tab).
According to Pico, the Pico 4 Pro VR headset (which looks quite like the Pico 4) will deliver on its high-end experience promise by using improved specs than the original one. One of the major improvements is the three infrared cameras inside the headset that can follow your eye movements.
Eye tracking can aid in VR experiences experience that are more immersive as NPCs respond to where youre is, and even make contact contact with you.
Developers who are designing Pico 4 and PlayStation VR 2 games (as well as Project Cambria, which will also employ eye-tracking, according to Meta) can also use eye-tracking to make foveated rendering more powerful, without incurring unnecessary (and heavier) hardware.
This method, according to the Moss: Book 2 developers, is to reduce the amount of processing capacity used by certain parts of the world that the player is not looking at ignoring it or not rendering it at all, concentrating it on the areas that the players are interested in. If done correctly, the player will not notice at all, except that the world is much more enticing and expansive than traditional VR games.
Unfortunately, we should wait a bit longer before we get the Pico 4 Pro in our hands (assuming it even launches in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia, as the base model replaces the latter two).
Pico''s September announcement was mostly focused on Pico 4, with only a few sentences dedicated to the upgraded model. Instead, we didnt even get a price or release date for the Pro. Instead, Pico tells us well must include its AWE Lisbon presentation in October, with the event taking place on October 20 and 21.
Project Cambria (the Meta Quest Pro), which is expected to be unveiled at the beginning of October at Meta Connect 2022, is set to be a busy month for VR by the end of 2023. Our best VR headsets list may look quite different.