Here's StarVR, a dual-display virtual reality headset that will offer a 210-degree view

The already crowded virtual reality industry is going to get even more packed, thanks to a surprise announcement this weekend from Starbreeze Studios. The game developer, best known for its PayDay first person shooters, has acquired France-based virtual reality company InfinitEye. Starbreeze will work with that studio to launch StarVR, a VR headset that has two displays that are placed side-by-side and will offer owners a 210-degree view of any game they are playing.

Each display on the StarVR is 5.5 inches, with one for each eye. The result is a overall display resolution of 5120x1440 with a 210-degree horizontal view, and a 130-degree virtual view, as opposed to other VR headsets that have 100-degree views in both directions.

Starbreeze has yet to reveal specific platforms for the StarVR headset, although it's a safe bet that Windows will be one of them. It has also yet to reveal a price tag or release date for the product. Starbreeze will show StarVR in action at E3 2015 this week, using PayDay 2 and the developer's upcoming first person co-op shooter based on The Walking Dead TV series.

Source: StarVR

John Callaham