February 16, 2023 – Pico Interactive, a provider of virtual reality (VR) solutions for consumers and enterprise, has recently announced that its VR headsets are now fully compliant with the OpenXR standard. The announcement means that developers will be able to run OpenXR apps on Pico headsets with minimal modification, according to reports.
Pico’s latest SDK release includes several feature updates that fully comply with the OpenXR standard and is compatible with all Pico headsets including the Pico Neo 3 Pro/Pro Eye, Pico Neo3 link, Pico 4 and Pico 4 Enterprise devices.
Developed by the Khronos Group, OpenXR is a royalty-free open standard designed to simplify VR development by enabling developers to access more platforms while reusing the same code. This means developers can benefit from OpenXR standard to achieve best portability on Pico headsets.
With Pico’s devices now OpenXR conformant, it opens up a vast amount of content and games to users of the company’s VR headsets. Since OpenXR enables applications and engines to run on any system that exposes the OpenXR APIs, any app or game that has been developed for existing OpenXR conformant devices (such as the HTC Vive Cosmos, Meta Quest 2, Oculus PC platform, and SteamVR to name but a few) can now more easily be ported to Pico devices.
Commenting on the announcement, Henry Zhou, President of Pico said: “We are extremely pleased to be fully compliant with the OpenXR standard as it will give Pico consumer and enterprise users access to a wider array of apps to improve their overall experience with our suite of consumer and enterprise headsets.” Zhou added, “This is an important step for Pico as we continue to enhance our headsets and the apps our Pico users are able to access through them.”
Pico launched its all-in-one Pico 4 consumer headset (pictured above) in September of last year. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset, the Pico 4 device features pancake optics and 4K+ resolution display. Designed to compete with other standalone VR headsets on the market, such as the Meta Quest 2, Pico’s latest headset aims to make VR more accessible to everyone.
In October, the company then launched its Pico 4 Enterprise device, a commercial-grade all-in-one VR headset designed to suit the needs of enterprises, with features including face, hand and eye tracking and a pass-through camera.
For more information on Pico and its range of VR headsets for both consumers and enterprise, please visit the company’s website.
Image credit: Pico Interactive / Khronos Group
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