Facebook Announces Beat Saber Studio Acquisition
Virtual reality gaming has evolved immensely within the past handful of years alone with the likes of Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, Borderlands 2, Kingdom Hearts, and a multitude of other games on the list of VR experiences. One of the most renown titles is undoubtedly Beat Saber, a rhythm game that prompts users to wield two sabers to hack and slash boxes to the beat of entrancing music which Facebook just acquired.
According to a celebratory tweet below, Beat Games will join Oculus Studios as an independent company in Prague. As the first VR-only game to make platinum and encompasses the playful capabilities of virtual reality technology, the partnership could be a match made in heaven.
Big day today! We’re joining Oculus Studios as an independently operated studio in Prague! We’ve huge plans for the future and with the great support from our long-time friends at @facebook and @oculus, we can shoot for the stars! ✨ https://t.co/JWFODC5Qxj
— Beat Saber (@BeatSaber) November 26, 2019
Facebook boasts big plans for the Beat Saber studio, hinting at opportunities and capabilities left untapped. “Beat Games’ accomplishments are already impressive, but Facebook and the Beat Games team know that there is so much more that can be done across VR, games, and music,” said director of content Mike Verdu. “They have only scratched the surface with Beat Saber in terms of social features, new modes, music, and more. We are thrilled to join forces to see where this talented team takes VR gaming in the future.”
With an acquisition this significant, there are valid causes for concern. Could this transaction prove the death of Beat Saber or its studio? What will happen to the modding community? Based on Verdu’s answers here, the future looks bright. “Beat Games is a strong team with proven potential across VR, games, and music,” Verdu reassures. “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.”
We hope what lies ahead for Beat Games is a productive and promising future. Congratulations to Beat Games! What do you think about Facebook’s purchase of Beat Games? Are you hoping the company improves the VR experience? Do you think this was a good idea? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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