Starbreeze – game publisher and developer, better known for their work on The Darkness – will put their virtual reality headset StarVR into mass production later this year. They’ll be entering the nascent tech scene, joining the likes of the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR.
As Gamasutra reports, Acer is set to work with Starbreeze to design, manufacture, promote, and market the headset.
Originally announced in 2015, the headset will make use of Valve’s OpenVR SDK. Two more development units are planned to roll out this year. Starbreeze has said that a third iteration could include eye-tracking tech.
"While we have not yet started shipping larger volumes of StarVR, the current interest from multiple markets and from prominent brands and business sets us up well for the mass production phase beginning later in 2017," the company said in their latest financial report.
"Durability, field of view, hygiene, resolution, refresh rates and weight are all key aspects that we improve constantly and according to plan. We aim to make the development of StarVR and sales of VR content a significant business for us down the line."
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