Less than a month after StarVR began accepting applications for its $ 3,200 developer kit program, the company has confirmed to UploadVR that it is putting the process on hold.
Last month, StarVR announced that it had its first production units for StarVR One was ready. Developers were able to promote the purchase of a 210-degree horizontal-view headset with 130-degree field of view, two AMOLED panels, integrated eye-tracking, and SteamVR 2.0 tracking (although there are no SteamVR base stations to actually plug in the device) follow). On Thursday, we also talked about StarVR's claims that its headset would be the first to support the new VirtualLink standard.
But there were problems with the announcement. Prior to launch, StarVR announced that StarVR was removed from the Taipei Exchange's Emerging Markets Board, citing the current status of the VR industry as one reason. Earlier this week, we learned that headphone developer Starbreeze, who now owns about one-third of StarVR (the other two-thirds of Acer), filed a petition to rebuild the Stockholm District Court. Their offices were attacked this week, resulting in an arrest in connection with insider trading.
Today, a StarVR spokesperson for the UploadVR said: "We believe that this is the most responsible approach to using the StarVR Developer Program. This also applies in the event that there are uncertainties with our main foreign shareholder as well while our company is in the privatization process, which can lead to some changes in our business processes.
The same message was sent to all those who had signed up in the EU program so far. The statement seems to refer to the current difficulties of Starbreeze.
It is uncertain what this means for the future of the VR headset, which was designed for location-based and operational experiences. One is likely; Developers will have to wait at least a bit longer to get the hardware into their hands when they actually reach their front doors.
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