Facebook Acquires Studio Behind Popular VR Game ‘Beat Saber’

Virtual Reality (VR) games are still slowly picking up steam with only a few hit games released thus far, Beat Saber being one of them.

Being such a widely popular game, it is not surprising that Facebook has announced that it will be acquiring Beat Games, the studio behind the hit virtual reality rhythm game.

Beat Saber has been described by some as the love child of Fruit Ninja and Guitar Hero, plus you get to fight with lightsabers just like the Jedis in Star Wars.

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Beat Games will continue to run as an independently operated studio in Prague, with the only difference being that it will be under the umbrella of Oculus Studios. In a blog post, Oculus director Mike Verdu wrote that the studio will continue to “ship content and updates for Beat Saber at the same time across all currently supported platforms”.

“What the community has come to love about Beat Saber will remain intact,” Verdu stated. “Facebook and the Beat Games team know that there is so much more that can be done across VR, games, and music. They have only scratched the surface with Beat Saber in terms of social features, new modes, music and more.”

Beat Saber is also promising to bring many exciting updates for its player base in months to come. This includes the long-awaited 360-degrees mode which is scheduled to release in December as well as a number of new music for gamers to try.

As of now, Oculus has not ruled out the possibility of acquiring more gaming studios, saying that the acquisition of Beat Games is “just the beginning”.