Acer puts $9 million toward making StarVR a virtual reality

To help solidify its partnership with StarVR developer Starbreeze Studios, computer maker Acer has invested $9 million in the company with the goal of completing the virtual reality headset.

“Acer’s investment directly into Starbreeze will greatly benefit our long term VR-strategy,” Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint said in a press release. The investment will come in the form of a two-year bond.

StarVR, which was revealed at E3 last year, is coming a bit late to the game with Oculus Rift and HTC already being on the market, but Starbreeze and Acer are pushing to extend the field of view to a massive 210 degrees, almost a 100% leap over the 110 degrees of both Rift and Vive. The company also is looking at entertainment uses for the headset, perhaps getting it into arcades or other public venues.

No release date has been announced.

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