Published On: Sun, Jun 20th, 2021

Facebook buys diversion studio BigBox VR

Facebook has bought several practical existence diversion studios over a past integrate of years, and they total one some-more to their portfolio Friday with a merger of Seattle-based BigBox VR.

The studio’s vital title, “Population: One,” was one of a large post-launch releases for Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 headset and is a flattering approach Fortnite clone, duplicating a series of pivotal gameplay techniques while bettering them for a movements singular to practical existence and bringing in their possess science and art style.

As has been a box for many of these studio acquisitions, terms weren’t disclosed. BigBox lifted $6.5 million according to Crunchbase, with appropriation from Shasta Ventures, Outpost Capital, Pioneer Square Labs and GSR Ventures.

“POP: ONE stormed onto a VR stage only 9 months ago and has consistently ranked as one a top-performing titles on a Oculus platform, bringing together adult to 24 people during a time to connect, play, and contest in a practical world,” Facebook’s Mike Verdu wrote in a blog post.

It’s not surprising for a gaming hardware height owners to build adult their possess web of studios building height exclusives, though in a VR universe things are a small different, given that Facebook has few genuine competitors.

While many of a developers inside Oculus Studios continue to build titles for Valve’s Steam store, that are permitted with third-party headsets, many non-Facebook VR platforms seem to be a timorous square of a altogether VR pie, carrying been labelled out of a marketplace by Facebook’s assertive office of a mass marketplace audience. Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 retails for $299 and a association has pronounced that it outsold all of a prior inclination total in a initial few months.

In April, Facebook acquired Downpour Interactive, builder of a VR shooter “Onward.”

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