Facebook acquires VR game developer BigBox VR for undisclosed amount

Facebook Gas has acquired BigBox VR, the creators of the popular Battle Royale virtual reality game titled Population: One for an undisclosed sum.

“Population: One” was a smash hit, earning over $ 10 million in the Oculus Store “after just a few months.”

POP: ONE burst onto the VR scene just nine months ago and has consistently ranked among the top performing titles on the Oculus platform, bringing together up to 24 people at a time to connect, play and compete in a virtual world, “said Mike Verdu, vice president of content at Facebook Reality Labs.

BigBox VR might be small, but it’s a powerful and agile team of gaming industry veterans who have a perfect grasp of the game development duality between crafting and data-driven live service. .

“We are delighted to help BigBox VR develop and accelerate its vision of POPULATION: ONE as a state-of-the-art VR social gaming experience, as well as pursue future projects, with access to resources. and support for Facebook and Oculus Studios, ”Verdu said in a statement Friday.

As a member of the Oculus Studios family, BigBox VR will have the opportunity to develop POP: ONE and cultivate its community with the full support of Oculus Studios resources and, in the future, pursue other projects.

“POP: ONE” will continue to be supported on all of its current platforms.

Facebook said it is exploring many ways to accelerate VR, including investments in third-party content, AAA IP address, hardware, and more.


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