Though much attention has been directed towards the upcoming standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets from Oculus and HTC Vive, the existing standalone Pico headsets have been somewhat neglected. This might change with the announcement that Climax Studios are bringing their collection of VR titles to the platform.
Climax Studios are a well-known videogame developer based out of Portsmouth, UK who have produced a number of VR titles, such as Gun Sight and Bandit Six. The studio have partnered with independent VR content platform WEARVR to bring four of its VR titles to the Pico Goblin.
The Pico Goblin, like other standalone VR headsets, seeks to occupy the middle ground between smartphone-powered VR such as Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream and high-end, expensive VR devices such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift by offering premium content on a platform device that won’t break the bank. As noted by the VRFocus hands-on, the device is well-built, lightweight and shows promise, though its current content library needed some work.
The latter point is being addressed thanks to the work of WEARVR and Climax Studios, who will be bringing Bandix Six, Salvo, Gun Sight and Hunter’s Gate to the Goblin, with WEARVR handling the porting process and publishing.
“We are very excited to be bringing our mobile VR catalogue to Pico’s Goblin all-in-one headset. With Bandit Six, Salvo, Gun Sight and Hunters Gate you have a great mix of titles and it’s the first platform that you can play all four in one place!” said Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner.
“We are thrilled to add more awesome content to the 60+ titles on the Pico platform and allow people to experience Pico’s insanely easy-to-use headsets,” said Pico Interactive VP of Business Development Paul Viglienzone.
VRFocus will bring you further news on the Pico Goblin as it becomes available.