Acer Inc. a hardware / software / service company and Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products have come together to develop and launch StarVR headsets.
Both the companies have signed letter of intent to form a joint venture for StarVR Virtual Reality (VR) Head-Mounted Display (HMD). Both the company aim to cooperate on the design, manufacturing, promotion, marking and sales of Start VR HMD to professional and location based entertainment market.
Bo Andersson Klint, Starbreeze CEO said –
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
Starbreeze first launched the Star VR at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015 after its acquisition of Infinite Eye. Company also introduced location based StarCade Initiative that includes VR Centres that allows customers to have VR experience.
The letter of intent announced today is based on ongoing discussions regarding a definitive agreement to form joint venture and is subject to the parties ‘board approval’.[notice]
Jason Chen, Acer Corporate President and CEO said –
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.