Facebook is buying another virtual reality game studio

The recent acquisition was announced via a blog post on the Oculus site by Direct of Content, Mike Verdu.

The 13-year game studio has created a total of four titles for Oculus Rift, including Asgard's Wrath Y Marvel Powers United VR, both were at least partially funded by Oculus Studios.

More recently, Facebook bought Prague-based VR game studio Beat Games, best-known for making the rhythm-based VR title "Beat Saber".

Following Fb's acquisition of Beat Video games in November, the Sanzaru Video games buy showcases Fb's continued curiosity in propping up VR sport studios and aligning them round their pursuits whereas permitting them to function independently. They will continue to build fantastic virtual reality experiences as an independent studio operating out of their current offices in the United States and Canada, with the full support of Facebook and the passionate Oculus Studios team behind them.

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The vast majority of Sanzaru's employees will be officially considered as part of the Oculus Studios team.

Is everyone at Sanzaru moving over to Facebook?

Facebook is most likely going to acquire more VR studios in the future. This essentially means that Sony will have to find another developer if it wants to continue the much-loved platforming franchise. Some of the top candidates might include Polyarc (Moss), Survios (Raw Data, The Walking Dead: Onslaught, Creed: Rise to Glory), Vertigo Games (Arizona Sunshine, After the Fall, Skyworld). Facebook is likely to make major announcements during the GDC developer conference set to take place in March 16-20 in San Francisco.

  • Delia Davidson