Pico 4 Among Us VR Virtual Desktop & USB-C 3.0 Review / Graphics
The question is: is it compatible? Does it work well, what are the best ways to optimize the graphics and make sure that it works smoothly with the pico4 now Among Us, VR is a party game of teamwork and betrayal, grab your crew and headset and launch into the VR version of this hit. Multiplayer, as you can play from 4 up to 10 people, and by the way I would like to welcome you back to VR Essentials, where we talk about the practice quizzes of virtual reality. We do have a new feature where you can now join as a member and give exclusive tips, tricks and perks as well as support from me. If you have any queries about your pico 4 or your HP, Reverb detail or virtual reality, there are a few ways that you could use Among Us. Vr version with the pico4. The first one would be to use Virtual desktop and both both downloaded either on steamvr or download it if youre a quest user, and you have a picker 4 on your Oculus Rift store. If it allows you, of course, not to have to do a double purchase. However, there are some pitfalls and Im going to go through this with you right now at first. I do want to mention that the graphics inside a virtual desktop are absolutely super smooth. This is not an app that requires a lot of ram power from your computer. All the shaders and everything seem to be coming directly from the actual game.
Engine itself. Doesnt seem to be a lot of customized. You know images uploaded and all these kind of different things which really makes super smooth gameplay and also when youre walking around theres. No motion, sickness or jacket edges anywhere, so its very, very comfortable, I would say for first time, VR users, the animations in between scenes and also all the pop ups and text. Everything is super crisp and clear and just very cute. You really get a great sense of warmth and positivity inside of this game after you load it up for the first time now, just for the purpose of this video to let you know that I am running a Wi Fi 5 router. That is positioned about 1.5 meters away from me for the entire testing of all the various different Tech that well be using in todays video and were also using the super sampling on steamvr at 100, which is slightly above the actual resolution of the pico4 lenses, which Are 2160 by 2160 per eye were also running at 90hz, refresh rate, both on Virtual desktop, as well as the virtual streaming assistant for the wireless and also USBC tethered experience. However, there are some pitfalls when using virtual desktop, and this is really where its going to shine in the future when the updates come through. The first thing is that when youre, actually in the game, youre always going to have to turn on some kind of pop up that comes up on the actual computer itself, telling you, if its okay to run something from Oculus or rather so.
This is something that can be a little bit frustrating because you have to remove your headset each time, click on the actual pop up, and then the game will load inside of virtual reality. Immersing you at the main menu. There are many of other pitfalls when using virtual desktop, and we will go through this in just a moment and compare it when using the free version of the virtual assistant that is provided by the pk4. But first lets talk about the first impressions. The moment that youre into the main menu is pretty cool. You have the characters of Among Us just floating around randomly in different positions, which I think changes every time you go into the game and they will then ask you to input your birthday, which they can. Then record down and use it to it seems to put you in a room thats more relevant to your age group. However, the only annoying thing is that every single time you exit the game and you go back in they keep asking you to put your birthday again so, both on the flip side. You know the positive side is good because perhaps theyre not using or recording your data, but on on the other side, it is inconvenient too, because you have to keep putting it every single time. I didnt notice, however, that you know I did do testing with putting 1980 or 1995 just different age groups. I went even as far as 1960 and I was more or less put with the same age group every single time.
Of course, all the various different audio settings inside of the game, but with virtual desktop the microphone doesnt. Yet at this time the recording work with the actual Among Us in the Pico 4 for the VR version. So this is something to take note and hopefully, in future updates, they will be able to fix this. Among Us. Vr also enables you to customize your character inside of the game. The only thing is you can customize, however, are the cloud colors and also the hats that you wear on top of your head. The colors, however, are dependent on whether youre hosting or youve been hosted in another room. If youre hosting yourself, then you choose whatever color, it will keep to you if you go into someone elses room. However, if the color is not, you know available, they will assign a random color to you, but what wont change is the Hat. The choice is at this moment in time, are a little bit limited, but there are good fun and quite funky to be honest with you its possible in the future. They might have a credit system or whatever and then well be able to purchase whatever it might be in order to further the customization Now when using virtual desktop. There are more issues that occur and I will bring you through these so do stay tuned. For the rest of the video, but first there are other things that you can do.
You can, for example, host your own room with your own name, so thats pretty cool, and then you can send the code back to your friends or your teammates or your family to play together and, of course, you can join other peoples rooms as well. However, I I did find that during the gameplay there were issues with connecting to servers. I would say that 50 of the time the server would just keep disconnecting all the time Im, not quite sure if this is an issue with standalones as well. Please do leave a comment if you are coming from a Quest 2 or you know, because that is the only other Standalone headset available with the game or whether youre using another pcvr headset hooked up to steamvr with Among Us or youre, using the rift version. If you have any disconnecting to the server issues, please leave a comment before describing a little bit more about the issues that I had when using a virtual desktop compared to using the Pico free version of the wireless assistant, both with the template version and also the Wireless version I just want to let you know that you know the gameplay is very smooth. The Locomotion is very, very nice. Just right, I would say in terms of the speed it does feel like youre running around. I have to admit inside of this gigantic and really cool spaceship, but it doesnt give me any motion sickness. Perhaps if youre new to VR do leave a comment below and let us know if you wish that it was a bit slower.
But for me its a good Pace Among Us VR also has a map that is very intuitive and works very well with the pico4, although, as I said, there are some issues with virtual desktop and we will go into this very very briefly very soon. The first thing is that you are going to be able to know where you are in the spaceship when the map is unabled, and you can see it as a pop up in front of you, both by turning the controller. Youll see a little arrow or if you move your body physically, it will also tell you which direction that youre facing inside of the map, which is very useful, youll, also be able to see all the other players that are in the same level with you and Be able to ban them or kick them or whatever it might be Im, not quite sure if it just mutes them or if it actually kicks them out of the room. I would have to do more experimentation there and there are also a whole bunch of different little text, bits which you can click on, and then he will send a message automatically inside of the chat, so virtual desktop just so you know, does need to have some Updates when it comes to the controller bindings, because, basically, you will not be able, at the time of this recording anyway, turn right and left by using the right thumbstick of your picos4 controller.
If you, however, hit the up direction or the down Direction on the right thumbstick, it will then go left and right, which is very inconvenient and just very, very strange. I did try to go inside of steamvr change all the various different bindings edit bindings and just nothing worked at this moment in time so do hit. You know the notification Bell after you subscribe as once the update has been made. I will do a new video and you can be informed of this video and also do join the Pico XR Discord server as well. I will put the link below so potentially when the update is done or, if theres a solution found, then you can also find it there, as well as on my Twitter, at VR Essentials numerical one. I am happy to report, however, that if you are using the free version of the virtual assistant, that is provided by Pico both for the wireless wi fi and also the USB 3.0 option, that the actual microphone does work and people will be able to hear you. However, do make sure when you go to the settings that you enable the microphone here, because if its disabled, it will not work. Of course they will not be able to hear you and by the way you can also adjust the audio delay. I personally leave it at 30 seconds – oh sorry, micro milliseconds, which is absolutely fine. I also for the purpose of this video have my Graphics set to 90 Hertz and also HD for both and do make sure you hit on save up here and not close from here.
Otherwise, it is possible that your settings will not be saved the graphics using the USB 3.0 tethered experience with the Pico 4 or virtual assistant, I have to say, are very good and compared to Virtual desktop or more or less, I would say absolutely the same. I dont see any compression in you know, darker areas or in the blacks, theyre, actually very smooth, very good, the blooms, the blurs the fogs. You know all these kind of different effects are very crisp and sharp. Also, all the letters and the fonts and everything is absolutely the same as virtual desktop. However, do note that if you are using a cable Creations, extension cable, it doesnt seem to be. You know providing more battery life to the actual Pico, even though it is plugged into the computer, as it still will last about two hours long. However, if I just have my anchor cable without the cable Creations extension, even though it is only 1.5 meters which is a little bit inconvenient, but thank God Among Us VR with the Pico 4 is a good sitting experience. So you could be by your computer. If you wanted to, then you know the battery life will last an extra couple of hours, as it will trickle much slower, so heres a little test using the wireless this time, virtual assistant by pico4, which is provided completely free and you can download at the Pico Xr website, of course, where I just got caught as an imposter that Im trying to pretend that perhaps its someone else and saving my skin lets listen.
The gameplay with the wireless streaming assistant by pico4, is equally as good, as I would say, with virtual desktop, although there are definitely some compromises in the graphics with much more compression compared to Virtual desktop. To remember that, when Im running virtual desktop, I do running at 150 Mbps compared to Pico 4, which is probably around the 40s or the 60s. Because when I bring down the virtual desktop to around that kind of compression, then it will be comparable at those settings. But I have to say that the gameplay itself is tremendously good fun, a lot of good people in there and a lot of good jokes, especially when you are the Imposter and everybody is kind of like trying to vote against you and youre. Trying to save your skin, then thats, where you can. You know kind of stir the pot a little bit and try to see whether someone else could be eliminated, but the actual tasks inside of the actual spaceship, whilst youre playing with everybody else, regardless. If youre, the Imposter or if youre a crewmate theres a lot of different things to be doing there, a lot of good hide and seek, and a lot of good relationship building with all the various different Gamers who actually join among us inside of VR. There is no details at this moment in time that I have personally found at the recording date of this video that talks about potentially cross play with mobile, phono or apple kind of iPad users or tablet users.
So at this point in time you do need a VR headset in order to go inside side to be able to play the game. So its just a shame to be honest with you that at the moment in time there are so many issues with the servers for me personally using the wireless streaming to the PC or using you know the cable itself. The actual PC VR option is just disconnecting me, but again leave a comment below. Let us know if coming from a quest point of view, you have the same issues or whether its always smooth for you and you never get disconnected from the server, because, personally speaking, I have requested a refund from Steam, even though 10 is actually very good value. For money for this game, to be honest with you, it is really good fun, its definitely not a graphics issue, even using the wireless option, with the free version of the virtual assistant by pico4 Id be definitely happy, and by the time some of you will be Watching this video, then of course virtual desktops update, will be made and then you wont have any issues with the controllers and other various different things inside of the game, making the graphics even much much better do leave a comment below. Let us know if you happen to use your pico 4 with the Oculus Rift store and virtual desktop Id love to know if you have any of the same or similar issues any of them, um that I had with the steam VR mode on Virtual desktop, but Other than that yeah, the community is definitely going to be building.
Of course, at the moment there arent billions of people or tens of millions of people inside of VR, but thats just a matter of time and of course, when virtual desktop does the update with everything youre gon na have a much better graphic quality inside as well With your pico 4, although by then its possible that Pico will give you a good run for its money as the virtual desktop wireless option is completely free and will undoubtedly become better as well guys do be part of the notification Squad after you subscribe. So you are notified the moment that I upload cool new, helpful videos like this one and also hit the join button. So you are part of the membership score membership Squad, excuse me and enjoy exclusive cool perks from the channel, as you could also help the channel of course, so you can purchase more cool gear and like graphics cards and lights and microphones, and all this kind of Stuff, all right until next time do hit this video on this side or the video on that side. Take it easy, itll speed, lovely spending some time with you really had a good time here until next time, as I said, take it easy goodbye, bye, guys, bye.