Facebook and Oculus Acquire Beat Saber Development Studio

By Sean Carey,
Oculus Studios (which is owned by Facebook) has acquired Beat Games, the studio behind one of the most successful PSVR games, Beat Saber.

Beat Saber

Facebook's Mike Verdy announced the acquisition in a blog post over on the Oculus website., Verdu said, "The 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.

Verdu also said that Beat Games will join Oculus Studios as an independently run operation studio and continue to its work from Prague. The core of Beat Saber will remain intact, while content and updates will continue for Beat Saber.

"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."

Facebook seems to understand the concern of small indie developers being swallowed up by bigger companies and ruined as a result. Verdu even addresses this in the blog post, "I’ve been in the industry for a while and have seen that firsthand. However, I’ve also seen and been a part of some incredible success stories. The story we aim to prove over time is this: An indie studio joins forces with some like-minded allies, and together they find a way to push VR to new heights."

Verdu also states that "this is just the beginning" in terms of Oculus adding more VR studios into its family and accelerating VR, "We’re exploring many ways to accelerate VR, and we think next year is going to be an incredible one of VR game launches and announcements."

According to Verdu, Beat Games will continue to ship updates and new content for Beat Saber at the same time across all supported platforms and that the 360° Levels mode will still come in December, with more music coming this year too.

Source: Oculus Blog
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!