Oculus has acquired Beat Games, maker of the highly popular VR game Beat Saber, for an undisclosed sum.In a blog post, Mike Verdu, Director of Content at Oculus, revealed that the purchase is part of the Facebook-owned company’s quest to bring VR to more people around the world.
“They [Beat Games] will join Oculus Studios as an independently operated studio in Prague, continuing to create new ways for people to experience music and VR gaming. Most importantly, what the community has come to love about Beat Saber will remain intact. Beat Games will continue to ship content and updates for Beat Saber across all currently supported platforms, now with even more support from Facebook,” he said.
For millions around the world, the award-winning Beat Saber is their first experience in immerse virtual reality (VR) gaming. Easy to learn and play, the VR rhythm game has users swinging their sabers to the beats of adrenaline-pumping music flying towards them.
“Beat Saber is a perfect example of why VR is so exciting — VR reimagines old genres and invents new ones. The team at Beat Games made a leap forward in innovation and design with the stellar blend of game mechanics and music in Beat Saber, and yet we know that they, along with so many other devs, are just getting started,” said Verdu.
“With the resources and know-how that we can offer, Beat Games will be able to accelerate, adding more music and more exciting features to Beat Saber as well as bringing the game to more people,” he added.