Starbreeze inks a deal with Acer to design, manufacture and promote the StarVR, a state-of-the-art VR headset with a wide field of vision (FOV) and high resolution.
Now, even though the Payday 2 developer has been touting the head-mounted display since June 2015, it's arguably pretty fresh in the VR scene, but with the computer maker on board, the pair can potentially make a big splash in the game.
"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," Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze, says.
According to the duo, it's looking to tap the "professional- and location-based entertainment market." That means the StarVR is designed for theme parks, arcades and anything else along those lines. Also, unlike the Samsung Gear VR, it won't be relying on a smartphone to keep the lights on so that it can push out high-definition VR experiences.
As for the headset itself, the most striking feature it boasts is the 210-degree FOV it can bring to the table, getting the real-life simulation down right to the peripheral vision. To put that into perspective, the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift deliver a relatively lower 110-degree FOV.
While the StarVR isn't exactly intended for use at home, it could make its way there too, as Acer has plans to develop laptops and desktops that can power it up.
To boil things down, having Acer and its expertise in hardware will prove to be more than useful to take the StarVR up a notch moving forward.
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