Fb has acquired yet one more developer of a well-liked digital actuality sport, asserting on Friday that BigBox VR, makers of the battle royale VR title Inhabitants: One, will likely be becoming a member of Oculus Studios.
“POP: ONE stormed onto the VR scene simply 9 months in the past and has constantly ranked as one the top-performing titles on the Oculus platform, bringing collectively as much as 24 individuals at a time to attach, play, and compete in a digital world,” Mike Verdu, the VP of content material at Fb Actuality Labs, wrote in a blog post. “And whereas social is bringing gamers into POP: ONE, the quirky humor, continuous updates, and pure enjoyable of the atmosphere retains them coming again time and time once more — we’ve even seen gamers scheduling time to satisfy in-game for a synchronous social expertise.”
Inhabitants: One has been a success, incomes greater than $10 million on the Oculus Retailer “after just some months,” Verdu said in a February blog post. The sport, which is out there on each the Oculus Store and on Steam, will “proceed to be supported on all its present platforms,” in response to Verdu. And the sport will proceed to obtain common updates, BigBox VR says on its website.
Nevertheless it’s not clear simply but what larger adjustments is perhaps within the works due to the acquisition. “BigBox VR has massive plans for the way forward for POP: ONE and for different tasks, however we’re not able to share particulars at the moment,” Verdu says, vaguely.
BigBox VR joins a slew of different VR studios that Fb has snapped up over the previous couple years. The corporate acquired Onward developer Downpour Interactive in April, Lone Echo creator Ready at Dawn last June, Asgard’s Wrath maker Sanzaru Games in February 2020, and Beat Saber developer Beat Games in November 2019.