Acer Inc. formed a partnership with Starbreeze AB to provide support for their StarVR Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Display . The two companies aim to cooperate on the design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales of the StarVR HMD to the entertainment market.
This is part of a big push for Starbreeze during the legendary Cannes Film Festival currently taking place. Starbreeze premiered its first cinematic VR experience “Cockatoo Spritz” directed by Stephane Barbato in Cannes during the first week of the festival. The company has also been working on a VR experience for John Wick, which wasn’t ready in time for a Cannes demo.
“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,” said Bo Andersson Klint, Starbreeze CEO. “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.”
"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. ”
Starbreeze launched StarVR with a VR-experience at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June 2015 by the acquisition of French company Infinite Eye.