Whilst most discussion in virtual reality (VR) is about the big name head-mounted displays (HMDs) out there – PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and smartphone-based HMDs such as Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard and Daydream there are of course a great many other headsets out there doing their own specific thing. One of those is the StarVR HMD belonging to Starbreeze AB, perhaps better known as videogame publisher and creator Starbreeze Studios.
Unlike its contemporaries however the StarVR headest and Starbreeze’s focus is more on the event spaces, Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) – although that’s not to say they are ignoring the home market – a vision brought to life back in May with the reveal of Storm, an immersive multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) for StarVR that was in development. Whilst details about Storm‘s future are understandably vague considering what was shown was purely the envisioning of the concept that doesn’t mean the firm isn’t moving forward by degrees with it’s VR vision.
How exactly Enterspace’s acquisition factors in to Starbreeze’s future plans remains to be seen, however Enterspace is set to launch a VR Experience centre in central Stockholm later this year, which is set to include 9 600 square feet of VR experience space.
VRFocus will bring you more information on the developments with Starbreeze and StarVR as it becomes available.