Beat Games made their mark in the gaming world with their hit VR title, Beat Saber. The game was praised by many for its fun and addictive playstyle and has even caused some people to buy a VR headset just to play this game. The game has won many awards and has sold over a million copies as of this year.
The news that has just come out today about the developer is kinda out of left-field. Facebook has announced in a blog that as of today they’ve acquired Beat Games, the developer of the popular VR title.
Mike Verdu, Director of ContentThe shared experiences of games are profoundly memorable ones, and for millions of people, Beat Saber was their first encounter with immersive VR gaming. Today we’re announcing that Beat Games is joining us in our quest to bring VR to more people around the world. They will join Oculus Studios as an independently operated studio in Prague, continuing to create new ways for people to experience music and VR gaming. Most importantly, what the community has come to love about Beat Saber will remain intact. Beat Games will continue to ship content and updates for Beat Saber across all currently supported platforms, now with even more support from Facebook.
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. 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.
Beat Saber is a perfect example of why VR is so exciting—VR reimagines old genres and invents new ones. The team at Beat Games made a leap forward in innovation and design with the stellar blend of game mechanics and music in Beat Saber, and yet we know that they, along with so many other devs, are just getting started.
The future of Beat Games is honestly anyone’s guess, whether it will go great, bad, or a little in-between is an interesting topic.