Video game developer and publisher Starbreeze has announced it will be partnering up with the Taiwanese hardware giant Acer to collaborate on the “design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales” of the StarVR virtual reality headset.
Acer has recently launched a VR-ready line of PCs, so taking a step into manufacturing its own VR headset makes sense. “We are devoting R&D resources across multiple aspects of the VR ecosystem for a coherent and high-quality experience,” Acer CEO Jason Chen said in a statement. “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.”
Starbreeze is relatively new to the whole VR scene. The company has unveiled the StarVR headset during E3 2015, and has since than revealed its plans of opening a VR-only arcade in LA.
We have yet to hear anything regarding a consumer model for the StarVR, but with Acer’s involvement now public, maybe Starbreeze will share more information on the headset soon.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.