Facebook Acquires Beat Saber Developer Beat Games

    Facebook has acquired Beat Saber developer Beat Games. Mike Verdu, director of content for Facebook-owned Oculus, announced today on the official Oculus blog.

    “Today we’re announcing that Beat Games is joining us in our quest to bring VR to more people around the world. They will join Oculus Studios as an independently operated studio in Prague, continuing to create new ways for people to experience music and VR gaming.” Verdu wrote.

    Furthermore, in the Q&A part of the blog post, Verdu hinted that Facebook and Oculus aren’t done acquiring more game development studios. And stated that acquiring Beat Games was only the start of their future plans.

    “We’re exploring many ways to accelerate VR, and we think next year is going to be an incredible one of VR game launches and announcements. We are thrilled to have Beat Games join our team. This is just the beginning.” Verdu stated.

    Beat Saber is a rhythm game that was released as an early access title in May 2018. With the full version of the game releasing in May of this year, for PlayStation 4 and PC. The game is compatible with PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and the recently released Oculus Quest. The game was recently nominated for the best VR/AR Game for The Game Awards 2019.

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