Now experience live concerts and after-shows in virtual reality on Pico 4. Two new event platforms are being launched this week.
The Pico 4 VR headset (test) was the first real competitor to the Meta Quest 2 (test) last fall. That is, in markets where both headsets are available. The nearly 200 VR apps and games available when the Pico 4 launched have grown steadily. Now, two new event platforms are launching, regularly bringing immersive events to Pico’s standalone VR headset.
Discontinued VR platform returns as Pico partner
VR Startup Wave opened at the height of the initial VR hype, establishing itself as the leading platform for VR gigs and parties. However, Wave failed to live up to its own expectations. The platform moved to 2D events and pulled its VR apps from the market in March 2021.
With the launch of the Pico 4, Wave is likely hoping for further momentum in the VR event scene. Wave is now producing VR events for the Pico Neo 3 (test) and Pico 4 starting with an exclusive concert.
Star DJ performs as a virtual avatar
On Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m., the nearly hour-long “Calvin Harris Experience” begins. The British DJ, producer and singer reached number two on the charts for 42 weeks in 2017 with his album “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1”, going platinum. The album features collaborations with pop stars such as Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams and Nicki Minaj.
During The Calvin Harris Experience, the DJ will perform as an avatar in an immersive environment that users can freely explore. Interactions with other spectators as well as the creation of personalized effects and messages that rise in the air will also be possible.
The concert can be viewed via the free Pico Video app, available from the Pico app store. Can’t attend the event? Find the “re-live” between January 14 and 26 at 9 p.m. each evening. Or watch an abridged version of the concert on your smartphone on TikTok-Live.
VRROOM Pico 4 launch event with concert and after-show party
The XR VRROOM social event platform will launch on January 10, 2023 at 8 p.m. with an immersive thirty-minute concert and aftershow party. The launch event, “The Big Crash”, will be presented by Pico and streaming platform Deezer and will include performances by three French artists – Web7, Le Juiice and Maxence.
On his blog Skarredghost, VRROOM co-developer Antony Vitillo advertises the launch event as a special experience, saying, “I promise you it won’t be a traditional concert: forget a stage and a place for the public… we don’t want to replicate in VR the same events that happen in real life. The VRROOM concert is expected to have live interactive features and surprises.
Despite the Pico partnership, you can also catch the concert through VRROOM’s SteamVR and Quest app. If you don’t have VR headsets handy, watch The Big Crash via YouTube Live.