Acer set the enter the Virtual Reality game
Virtual Reality, or VR for short, is certainly an industry that is fast catching on, and you can be sure that gaming would be the sector in which is set to define how the VR landscape is going to change. After all, there has been many advancements made in this field with the advent of far smaller and more powerful computing capabilities, so it is no surprise at all to hear that StarVR Starbreeze AB and Acer Inc. have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture for the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR) Head-Mounted Display (HMD).
The synergy that will see these two companies come together is established on the understanding that they will cooperate on the design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales of the StarVR HMD to the professional- and location-based entertainment market.
Bo Andersson Klint, Starbreeze CEO, share, “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.”
Jason Chen, Acer Corporate President and CEO, has his point of view too, “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.”
It would be interesting to see just what kind of hardware will this collaboration serve up in the near future.