Starbreeze’s VR Headset to Enter Mass Production Later This Year

Starbreeze’s VR Headset to Enter Mass Production Later This Year

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."

Do you think there’s enough space in the VR scene to support another headset? Have you doubled down on any brand? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (9)

 
Posted by Paorio
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 10:03 AM
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I'm curious about where this stands in comparison to the other VR headsets
 
 
 
Posted by LukeB
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 10:23 AM
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I'm interested in checking out the Walking Dead VR game that was being developed for the StarVR headset - but with my already owning 2 VR headsets that I almost never use, I'm a little hesitant to pick up a 3rd anytime soon... especially with Microsoft and partners looking to bring a headset with inside-out tracking (no need for external sensors for mapping the play space) to market. I think I would need to see more on that one first.
 
 
 
Posted by Xenojay
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 10:55 AM
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Do...do we really need more headsets...
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 12:54 PM
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Knowing Starbreeze it will be the first headset with DLC.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 1:07 PM
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More competition and tech is only a good thing for VR and its future. Be interesting if this eye tracking tech works well
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 2:13 PM
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17 February 2017, 01:07 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
More competition and tech is only a good thing for VR and its future. Be interesting if this eye tracking tech works well
Yup the eye tracking seems to be the big hurdle that VR developers have been trying to crack. If this works well it would be awesome increase to the realism of the tech.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 5:48 PM
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17 February 2017, 10:55 AM Reply to Xenojay
Do...do we really need more headsets...
Yes, as it goes with tech we ALWAYS need more.
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 8:37 PM
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Cool they've taken note of hygiene as a priority. Yes, one more can only help drive innovation and the price down. Personally I wouldn't pay more than $500 for a VR headset which would have to be wireless, so a long way to go.
 
 
 
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