VRChat is now listed as “coming soon” on the app store on Pico 4.
VRChat remains the leading social VR platform, with millions of users. On Meta Quest headsets it’s almost always one of the top 10 most popular apps, and on Steam (where it also supports non-VR) it typically has tens of thousands of concurrent players.
Most PC worlds and avatars are too detailed to run performantly on mobile chipsets though, so VRChat takes a fragmented approach. All worlds and avatars must have a mobile-optimized version if the creator wants Quest & phone players to be able to join or use them. Creators can upload two versions of the same content, one for PC and another for mobile.
Given it uses the same Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1 mobile chipset as Quest 2, Pico 4 will almost certainly support these mobile versions too.
Last year VRChat added controller-free hand tracking support on Quest. Pico 4 also supports hand tracking, and ByteDance has been improving it with software updates recently, so it’s possible this will be a supported input method on Pico 4 too.
Pico 4’s specifications and price put it squarely between Quest 2 and Quest 3, offering pancake lenses and 2K panels while using the original XR2 Gen 1 chip.
We’ve reached out to VRChat to confirm that the Pico Store listing is accurate and to ask for more details. We’ll update this article if we get a response.