Acer and Starbreeze have begun shipping StarVR
Acer and Starbreeze have begun Shipping StarVR to IMAX
Published: 1st September 2016 | Source: VR Focus |
Acer and Starbreeze have begun Shipping StarVR
Acer and Starbreeze have begun shipping StarVR to IMAX corporation, who plans on using these headsets to create six VR centers in several international locations. offering a resolution of 2560x1440 per eye and a field of view that is around 2x wider than the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.
The StarVR headset offers a resolution of 2560x1440 per eye and a field of view that is around 2x wider than the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.
With the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, VR was brought into the home but there are many that would like to use a headset that offers higher specifications that are more suited to a premium business environment or for a " VR arcade" style business.
Both Acer and Starbreeze have already approved a joint venture that will accelerate the development of the StarVR HMD, starting a new company that both Acer and Starbreeze own 50% share of. This company is provisionally called Acer Starbreeze Corp, though this name is not final and is likely to change in time.
Acer states that a limited quantity of StarVR headsets will ship this year, starting with IMAX but full mass production will not start until 2017. At this time the company has not announced whether or not this headset will have a consumer version.
The Star VR headset has a screen resolution of 2560x1440 per eye, giving this headset a full resolution of 5120x1440 and vertical and horizontal field of views of 130 degrees and 210 degrees respectively, giving this new headset what could potentially be a much more immersive experience than the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive.
Early prototypes of this headset have presented some refresh rate issues with the higher resolution displays and the higher field of view has been found by some users to not present much of a visual or immersive upgrade compared to the existing HTC Vive and Oculus Rift Headsets. This new headset is also considerably bulkier than the HTC Vive in its current form.
StarVR is designed with commercial applications in mind rather than home use, as the headset's upgraded specifications and higher PC hardware requirements are likely to give this upcoming headset a smaller userbase when it hits the market.
These headsets are expected to be seen first in Starbreeze VR "Starcades", where Startale will be showcasing VR to paying customers in the US.