Starbreeze launches VR venture with the acquisition of InfinitEye



Starbreeze has formed the Project StarVR , where InfinitEye’s hardware expertise and capabilities are combined with Starbreeze game and entertainment software development skills. The project places Starbreeze in a unique position to develop VR experiences with an integrated vision. By committing to be a fully integrated party supporting the Steam OpenVR framework within Starbreeze proprietary game and entertainment industry engine Valhalla, Starbreeze aspires to become one of the first VR publishers parallel to being the go-to catalyst for publishing titles on the Steam platform.

InfinitEye is a French company with nine employees at its offices in Paris, dedicated to engineering and developing hardware for VR. Its HMD is at prototype stage and is being developed for video games as well as movies. When revealed in 2013, the HMD won both appreciation and accolades for its unique design that combine special optics with dual screens. The HMD has a field-of-view of 210 degrees, which is wider than the visual fields of all other known HMD’s under development.

“InfinitEye’s team is extremely dedicated and competent. The ultra-wide field-of-view in their HMD corresponds to man’s own, which lays the foundation for an authentic experience. By bringing InfinitEye into Starbreeze and together with our newly acquired Valhalla engine, we will be able to create great entertainment of a kind that has not been experienced before,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze.

InfinitEye will be incorporated into Starbreeze and be renamed as Starbreeze Paris. The acquisition is expected to have limited impact on Starbreeze's accounts, primarily due to its size but also because the companies have collaborated for some time.

Starbreeze will showcase its StarVR HMD, formerly InfinitEye HMD, at the trade show E3 in Los Angeles on June 16-18.

To read up on more information about Project StarVR, please visit www.starvr.com.

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You are welcome to try out the StarVR HMD at OVERKILL's The Walking Dead in booth #F5B/#F5C at the E3 show floor. If you’re a member of the press and would like to inquire about demo opportunities, please email press@starbreeze.com.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Maeva Sponbergs, Investor Relations Starbreeze AB . Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email: ir@starbreeze.com

 

Brief information about Starbreeze

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. At Starbreeze we create games by our own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. We live and die by gameplay. 

Starbreeze is pioneering digital self-publishing, currently hosting one of the largest community groups on the digital distribution platform Steam. Starbreeze’s most recent products include PAYDAY 2, our adrenaline fuelled bank robbing co-op game and the critically acclaimed Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons. 

Starbreeze AB is publicly traded on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under the ticker STAR and the ISIN code: SE0005992831. Remium Nordic is the company Certified Adviser. Starbreeze brands include OVERKILL Software and the PAYDAY series. 

For more information, please visit http://www.www.starbreeze.com

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Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Brussels, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. Starbreeze most recent games include PAYDAY 2®, John Wick VR shooter and upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched horror thriller Dead by Daylight. Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR® head mounted display, produced together with Acer. Together with wholly owned subsidiary Enterspace, Starbreeze further solidifies its presence in location based entertainment. StarVR can additionally be found at IMAX VR Centres in Los Angeles and New York. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Starbreeze shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A share) and SE0005992831 (B share). Remium Nordic is the company's Certified Adviser. More information: starbreeze.com, starvr.com, overkillsoftware.com

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