Starbreeze to premiere its cinematic VR-experience “Cockatoo Spritz” at Cannes May 11-20

09 May 2016 / / Announcements,Corporate News,Regulatory Releases

Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products today announced its first internally produced cinematic Virtual Reality (VR) experience titled “Cockatoo Spritz” directed by Stephane Barbato.

Starbreeze first VR-project was produced to explore the interactive game space in the Overkill’s the Walking Dead VR-experience which premiered at E3 2015 where the company also launched its 210-degree field of view StarVR head mounted display. Now, the “Cockatoo Spritz” dives into the film world and presents the new medium from a cinematic perspective.

“We felt the need to creatively push the movie industry into the VR space to fully realize the potential in the new medium, and at the same time showcase the strength of StarVR’s 210 field of view. We early decided to shoot in France. There is an amazing strong technical and creative environment here, so it really made sense to base the production here.” said Michael Hjorth, Starbreeze Chairman who executive produced the experience together with Emmanuel Marquez, Starbreeze CTO. “In discussions with Stephane Barbato, the director we decided to get inspiration from the early French pioneers, like the Lumiere brothers, and the movies of Lubistch and Billy Wilder.

“Cockatoo Spritz tells the story of the effervescence. ‘Spritz’ is the spirit of the show, the funny in the air, the sparkling in the eyes. Looks around you ‘Spritz’ is everywhere…” said Stephane Barbato about the experience. 

Starting on Wednesday May 11th Starbreeze will showcase the new VR-experience Cockatoo Spritz and Overkill’s The Walking Dead VR-Experience at the Majestic Hotel at the heart of Cannes. On Sunday May 15th an event will be arranged to further exclusively preview the experience for select invitees.

For more information on how to book an appointment at the Majestic, please email: [email protected] 


For more information about Starbreeze and the experience, please contact:

Maeva Sponbergs, EVP of Communication and Head of Investor Relations, Starbreeze AB

Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email: [email protected]


Brief information about Starbreeze:

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles, the company creates games by own design and through licensed content, aiming to create franchises that prosper as games and elsewhere. We live and die by gameplay. 

Starbreeze’s most recent games include PAYDAY 2, the adrenaline fueled bank robbing co-op game and the upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead based on the hit comic series. Starbreeze is pioneering digital self-publishing, inviting developers to leverage its self-publishing knowhow on Steam, having one of the largest communities on the digital distribution platform.

Next, Starbreeze is set to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, integrating software and hardware in the Project StarVR and the StarVR head mounted display.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Starbreeze’s 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.

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