We all know how exciting the world of VR is right now, but Payday developer Starbreeze AB has just announced it has joined forces with Acer for the StarVR VR HMD. Some of you might even remember Starbreeze teasing its interesting StarVR headset last year at E3, which featured a huge 5120x1440 display.
The two companies are going to work together on the design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales of the StarVR HMD - for both the professional- and location-based entertainment market. Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint explains: "Since our launch in June 2015, we have had an amazing start with StarVR. By partnering with Acer we shift gears yet again to firmly position us as the leader in top-end VR experiences. Acer is an excellent, experienced and prominent hardware partner that will accelerate us in realizing and producing a high-definition, high-fidelity VR headset. We've been working with a clear roadmap for our VR strategy from day one, and are now about to realize one of the first major collaborations we set out to achieve. The future for StarVR is now set and extremely exciting".
Acer Corporate President and CEO Jason Chen added: "Acer is thrilled to join forces with Starbreeze in bringing the StarVR head-mounted display to the market. We are devoting R&D resources across multiple aspects of the VR ecosystem for a coherent and high-quality experience, while just last month Acer announced powerful desktops and notebooks fully-ready for StarVR. Starbreeze and Acer share the same goal of delivering best-in-class VR applications, and we look forward to unlocking new VR possibilities together with this partnership".
We should expect more news on the StarVR headset in the near future, so you can ensure we'll be keeping a close eye on all developments.