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Facebook acquires Beat Saber developer Beat Games

The Czech studio Beat Games has been acquired by Facebook, adding more substance to the Facebook gaming brand.

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Beat Saber unexpectedly took the VR world by storm when it released for PSVR and VR through PC. The game, which is a neon-clad Tron-like rhythm-based music game was released to accolades that not many would have expected, following the steady decline of the music game genre. Beat Saber added a twist to the genre to renew it, however, with the addition of two lightsabers as if taken straight from the Star Wars universe and had players slicing blocks to the beat of the music blasting in their ears.

Just recently, Facebook announced that it had acquired Beat Games the Czech studio behind the game, which doesn't come as a huge surprise since Facebook also happens to own the Oculus brand of VR headsets and the fact that Beat Saber was a launch title for the Oculus Quest. Facebook had the following to say in regards to them acquiring the developer;

"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."

If you want to read the press release in its entirety, you can do so here. Have you tried Beat Saber and if so, what do you think of the Facebook merger?

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