Publisher acquires InfinitEye to build hardware

E3 2015: Starbreeze unveils VR headset StarVR

Payday developer Starbreeze has unveiled a new virtual reality headset, Project StarVR.

The hardware is built in collaboration with French company InfinitEye, which the publisher has acquired for $2m. The headset is targeted at users with high-end PCs.

StarVR features a 210 degree field of view, a dual 5.5” quad HD panel which can display at a total resolution of 5120×1440 and positional tracking.

The publisher is currently showing off a tech demo of Overkill’s The Walking Dead for the headset at E3.

“Starbreeze’s vision is to become a leader in the entertainment industry by delivering world class experiences,” said Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint.

“The landscape of entertainment is transforming and we strongly believe VR will be a big part of the story of our industry going forward. Our StarVR aims at bringing the next generation entertainment experiences to reality. By immersing ourselves into the VR field, we aim to learn fast, position Starbreeze for the future and allow people to enter into new worlds.”

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