Starbreeze forms VR joint venture with Acer

StarVRComputer manufacturer Acer has teamed up with games and entertainment content publisher Starbreeze to create a virtual reality joint venture for the StarVR virtual reality headset.

The two companies said they aim to cooperate on the design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales of the StarVR headset to the professional- and location-based entertainment market.

Starbreeze launched StarVR with a VR-experience at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June 2015 following the acquisition of French company Infinite Eye, which developed the device.

“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,” said Bo Andersson Klint, Starbreeze CEO.

“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.”