Starbreeze, the game developer behind Payday 2, Syndicate and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, is getting into VR. The company has acquired hardware startup InfinitEye and is developing its prototype VR headset under a new name: StarVR. The device is unique because it offers a super-wide 210-degree field of view, which is more than double the 100 degrees found on the Oculus Rift. The headset also boasts two 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) displays, coupled with a fresnel lens design to give players an immersive VR experience. Motion tracking is handled with fiducial markers on the headset (not shown) and a combination of gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers.
Starbreeze believes it can stand out with a hardware and software “integrated vision.” The first example of this is The Walking Dead, an upcoming game developed by its internal studio Overkill. The company is entering an already crowded space, but with a few exclusives it could stand a slim chance of competing with HTC, Sony and Valve.
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