Starbreeze Bolsters Patent Portfolio with ePawn

Starbreeze, which recently began working with Acer (Acer Invests in Starwood and StarVR HMD), has expanded its business by acquiring AR company ePawn, for $1.65 million. ePawn uses NFC technology in ‘toys-to-life’ applications.

One interesting patent that Starbreeze has acquired is for a ‘sensor carpet’, which would enable room-scale tracking. The ‘carpet’ can be embedded in any flooring material and tracks users walking over it using RFID modules on their feet.