Pico Reportedly to Launch ‘PICO 4S’ Headset, In keeping with New Trademark & Leaked Controller Design

The Recreation Developer Convention (GDC) is arising subsequent week, which may give ByteDance’s XR subsidiary Pico Interactive an ideal alternative to showcase what, in accordance with a current trademark and leaked controller mannequin, may very well be its subsequent standalone VR headset.

A put up by X person and serial sleuth @Lunayian exhibits a 3D mannequin scraped from the Pico Join PC shopper, ostensibly displaying off the correct controller for the alleged Pico 4S.

These look much like the alleged Pico 5 controllers leaked on Chinese social media in September 2023, that are notably totally different from the Pico 4 controllers, as they omit the Quest 2-style monitoring IR rings.

Lunayian famous late final week that Pico has additionally already trademarked the name Pico 4S, a naming scheme which will recommend extra of a {hardware} refresh of the Pico 4 headset, which launched in Asia and Europe in October 2022.

Nonetheless, a report from The Data late final 12 months maintained that Pico was pulling the plug on its subsequent consumer-focused Pico 5 VR headset in favor of competing with Apple’s $3,500 Imaginative and prescient Professional blended actuality headset.

At this level, it’s anybody’s guess what the corporate has deliberate by way of a possible Pico 4S, Pico 5, or what some rumors recommend may additionally embrace a Pico 5 Pro Max.

Regardless of wide-reaching layoffs at Pico, the China-based headset creator goes to have it ordinary presence at GDC 2024, which takes place March 18th-Twenty second in San Francisco. We’ll be reporting on all issues XR popping out of GDC, so ensure to verify again quickly for the most recent in video games and {hardware}.