Facebook-owned Oculus on Tuesday said it is buying the studio behind hit virtual reality game “Beat Saber” as it looks to expand VR technology to wider audiences. Financial terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed officially, but we’re hoping to get some info on that in the coming days.
In an official blog post, Mike Verdu, the Director of Content at Facebook-owned VR firm, Oculus, said that the newly-acquired company will operate as an independent studio focused on creating innovative VR experiences.
“Beat Games is joining us in our quest to bring VR to more people around the world,” Oculus director of augmented and virtual reality content.
“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.”
For the people who don’t know about the Game. Beat Saber is a virtual reality rhythm game where players have to slice colored blocks representing musical beats with a pair of red and blue lightsabers. Beat Games has also partnered with artists like Imagine Dragons and Panic at the Disco to bring paid DLC content to the game.
Beat Saber is available on a number of platforms, including PlayStation 4, Windows Mixed Reality, Windows PCs, and the HTC Vive. It is also available on Oculus’ own Rift and Quest VR headsets.