Starbreeze is a little-known name in the world of VR headsets, but Acer is a big name when it comes to computers. Trust things to happen well when you see both of these joining hands to form a venture for developing a VR headset. It is the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR) Head-Mounted Display (HMD), and it is the design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales of the StarVR HMD where both of them have aimed to cooperate on.
“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,” said Bo Andersson Klint, Starbreeze CEO. “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 is thrilled to join forces with Starbreeze in bringing the StarVR head-mounted display to the market,”said Jason Chen, Acer Corporate President and CEO. “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. ”
The StarVR was launched last year itself when French company Infinite Eye was acquired by Starbreeze. In January 2016, Starbreeze unveiled its location based StarCade initiative, introducing VR centers looking to allowing customers to immerse themselves into premium VR experiences. But then, a lot is required to market the product and target the consumers.