Facebook acquired Downpour Interactive, that is the team of the shooter in a military setting Onward currently in the early access phase, making it permanently enter the Studies eye and therefore presumably putting him to work on projects specifically aimed at virtual reality.
Onward is, for his part, one first person shooter tactical military setting designed for the virtual reality, so clearly the developers already have the experience required to carry out projects within Oculus Studios. The game has been in early access for almost five years and it is likely that with this acquisition it will finally get the support it needs to reach a definitive version, unless there is an intention to jump directly to something else.
“Downpour Interactive leads the VR industry as a prime example of a developer working in communion with his loyalist community to create gaming and social experiences in the best way, “said Facebook in the release announcing the acquisition of the team within Oculus.
On the other hand, Downpour CEO Dante Buckley assured players that this agreement is great news for them too: “By joining Oculus Studios on Facebook, we can now realize the full vision of Onward with tremendous support and great resources, “Buckley said.
So continue theexpansion of Facebook in the gaming sector with the acquisition of development teams to increase Oculus Studios: before Downpour we saw the acquisition of Beat Games, Sanzaru Games and Ready at Dawn.