Yet another virtual reality headset is hitting the market, this time from Starbreeze, the company responsible for games like Payday, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and The Chronicles of Riddick. The headset is being developed by InfinitEye, which was acquired by Starbreeze.
The Swedish company announced today that it is currently developing Project StarVR – a virtual reality headset that sports a 210-degree horizontal and 130-degree vertical viewing range. Together, that’s going to mean a screen resolution of 5120×1440, or 2560×1440 per eye. The StarVR will also feature position tracking.
Tyler Sparks, a Starbreeze producer, says in his video that the StarVR is “innovating in a way that no one else has or really will. We’re cornering the market in unique hardware, software and engine in Valhalla. And Valhalla has some really amazing capabilities and potential.”
Valhalla is the name of the game engine that will be supported by the StarVR, which also happens to support to Steam OpenVR framework.
It will be interesting to see if the StarVR will be able to bring anything new to VR arena. Sparks seems to think so, saying “Gamers worldwide are going to lose their minds when they see what we’ve got coming up.”
Will the increased resolution require more powerful hardware that the average gamer won’t be able to provide? Or has Starbreeze figured out a way to mitigate this problem?
With no concrete release date for the StarVR, we’re just going to have to wait to see if the company’s blusterous confidence can be backed up, or if we’re going to end up with another PowerGlove with great marketing and no delivery.